Prof. Jennie Grillo — “‘Sages Standing in God’s Holy Fire’: Reading for Martyrdom in Greek Daniel”

Thursday, October 11, 5:00-6:30 p.m, Swift 106

Dear Colleagues,

We are very excited to announce our first event of the academic year! Please join us Thursday, October 11, at 5:00 p.m in Swift 106, for Professor Jennie Grillo’s presentation “Sages Standing in God’s Holy Fire”: Reading for Martyrdom in Greek Daniel. Professor Grillo is currently working on a book project on the Additions to Daniel in their history of interpretation. In her talk, she will discuss her work on a chapter on how Christians and Jews, especially in Late Antiquity, have found in the Greek versions of Daniel resources for the developing discourses of martyrdom, and how that might help us read the biblical book.
Professor Jennie Grillo teaches courses in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Before coming to Notre Dame she taught at Duke Divinity School, UMass Amherst, Amherst College, and Harvard. She is the author of The Story of Israel in the Book of Qohelet: Ecclesiastes as Cultural Memory (Oxford University Press 2012), which won a Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award. Her interests include wisdom literature, ideas of idolatry in the Old Testament, the history of the Bible as a book, and reading the Bible through its reception in art, literature, and liturgy.
Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you!
Aslan Cohen Mizrahi.
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Call for Papers: 2018-2019 Academic Year

Dear Colleagues,

The Hebrew Bible Workshop is welcoming paper proposals for the new academic year. Acceptable submissions include dissertation chapters, interesting course papers, articles being prepared for publication, or any other interesting proposals.

Aside from the usual format, the Workshop is also accepting submissions of shorter, conference-long papers (approx. 15 min.) to be presented in our “Conference dry-run” sessions, in which two or three students will share their work together. 
In addition, this year the Workshop will be hosting “Performance Sessions,” where presenters are invited to perform/recite any text from ancient Hebrew literature, offer a translation, and conclude with some brief reflections about the text (specifically, we encourage presenters to engage the question of how the performance has informed translational decisions and shaped the perception of its literary quality or meaning.)
If you are interested in presenting, please email with:
  • a tentative title
  • brief description
  • type of submission
  • your program/department affiliation
  • preferred term to present (Autumn, Winter, or Spring)
Best wishes,