Autumn Quarter 2022 Schedule

Dear Hebrew Bible and Early Jewish Reception Workshop subscribers,
we are pleased to announce the schedule for Autumn Quarter 2022. Unless otherwise indicated (*), the in-person location and time for this quarter’s events is Swift Hall, room 201, Thursday 5pm. The times of events posted here are U.S. Central Time. Zoom links and further details will be provided before each event. For other details, accommodation requests or to be added to the HBEJR Workshop mailing list, please contact Tommaso Bacci (bacci@uchicago.edu).

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(*) Wednesday, October 19th, 5:00pm
(*) Common Room (Ground Floor), Swift Hall

“Four Legal Texts in the Hebrew Bible that Evince a Concern for Animal Rights”

by Dr. Saul M. Olyan  

Samuel Ungerleider Jr. Professor of Judaic Studies
Brown University

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Thursday, October 27th, 5:00pm
(*) Virtual Session (Zoom link will be provided)

“The Birth and Naming of Jacob’s Children: A Comparative Analysis of P, J, and E”

By Emily Thomassen

PhD Candidate, Divinity School
University of Chicago

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Thursday, November 3rd, 5:00pm
Swift Hall, Room 201

“The Portrayal of Balaam in the Elohistic Narrative Arc as the Antithesis of the Prophet Moses”

By Jaeseok Heo

PhD Student, NELC
University of Chicago

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Thursday, November 10th, 5:00pm
Swift Hall, Room 201

“An Introduction to the CEDAR Project

By Dr. Sarah Yardney

CEDAR Research Specialist
University of Chicago

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Thursday, December 1st, 5:00pm
Swift Hall, Room 201

“One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School”

Book discussion | By Students and Faculty

Please fill the interest poll here: https://forms.gle/k4mrLcyvdTTNnTgb8

(*) (After the workshop, all participants will have a social dinner together)

Spring Quarter 2022 Schedule

We are pleased to announce the schedule for Spring Quarter 2022. Unless otherwise indicated, the in-person location for this quarter’s events is Swift 208. The times of events posted here are U.S. Central Time. Except for fully virtual format events, we will no longer maintain the hybrid setting for this quarter’s workshop. We encourage you to come to the workshop in-person in Swift 208. For details, accommodations, or Zoom links to the virtual meeting, or to be added to the workshop mailing list, please contact Tyler Harris (tylerjharris@uchicago.edu) or Jaeseok Heo (jaeseokheo@uchicago.edu).

 

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Monday, May 2, 5:00pm

In-Person Format

“On Argumentative Writing”

by Simeon Chavel

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School

University of Chicago

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Monday, May 9, 5:00pm

In-Person Format

“Networking”

By Students and Faculty Sponsors

University of Chicago

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Monday, May 16, 5:00pm

In-Person Format

“In-Group Perception, Ethnicity and ‘National’ Defilement in the Holiness Code (Leviticus 17–26)”

by Brian Rainey

Lecturer in Biblical Studies
Princeton Theological Seminary

(After the workshop, all participants will have a social dinner together; location: Nella Pizza e Pasta [1125 E 55th St])

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Monday, May 23, 5:30pm

In-Person Format

“Reassessing the Assessment of the Coherence of Biblical Narrative: The Case of Job”

by David Ridge

PhD Candidate, Divinity School
University of Chicago

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Winter Quarter 2022 Schedule

We are pleased to announce the schedule for Winter Quarter 2022. Unless otherwise indicated, the in-person location for this quarter’s hybrid events is Swift 208. The times of events posted here are U.S. Central Time. In-person attendance is invited at hybrid format events. Virtual format events will not have an in-person component. For details, Zoom links to the meeting, or accommodations, or to be added to the workshop mailing list, please contact Tyler Harris (tylerjharris@uchicago.edu) or Jaeseok Heo (jaeseokheo@uchicago.edu).

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Monday, January 24, 5:30pm

Virtual Format

“The Allegorical Prism: Reading Strange Talmudic Stories from Medieval to Early Modern Ashkenaz”

by James Adam Redfield

(Assistant Professor of Biblical and Talmudic Literatures, Saint Louis University)

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Divinity School

University of Chicago

(cosponsored with the Jewish Studies Workshop)

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Tuesday, February 22, 5:15pm

Virtual Format

“Pain of Longing in the Egyptian Love Poems”

by Sunwoo Lee

PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

University of Chicago

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Tuesday, March 1, 5:15pm

Hybrid Format

“From Intertextuality to Counter-history: Solomon’s Accession in Chronicles”

by Doren Snoek

PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

University of Chicago

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Tuesday, March 8, 5:15pm

In-Person Format

Social Hour (at The Nile of Hyde Park)

by HB/EJR Workshop Coordinators and Faculty Sponsors

University of Chicago

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Autumn Quarter 2021 Schedule

We are pleased to announce the schedule for Autumn Quarter 2021. Unless otherwise indicated, the in-person location for this quarter’s events is Swift 208. The times of events posted here are U.S. Central Time. In-person attendance is invited at hybrid format events. Virtual format events will not have an in-person component. For details, Zoom links to the meeting, or accommodations, or to be added to the workshop mailing list, please contact Tyler Harris (tylerjharris@uchicago.edu) or Jaeseok Heo (jaeseokheo@uchicago.edu).

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Tuesday, October 12, 5:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 19, 5:00pm
Hybrid Format

“Archival Remediation and Identity Construction in the Chronicler’s Genealogies”

by Doren Snoek

PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

University of Chicago

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Tuesday, October 26, 5:00pm
Virtual Format

“Butchery and Blood Disposal in Ancient Israel:
What does 1 Sam 14:31–35 Add to the Picture?”

by Julia Rhyder

Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Harvard University

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Tuesday, November 9, 5:00pm
Format TBA
UPDATED: Hybrid Format

“What Happened when God Descended upon the Mountain in Fire and Smoke?
Remaining Problems in the Theophany Account”

by David Ridge

PhD Student, Divinity School

University of Chicago

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Tuesday, November 16, 5:00pm
Hybrid Format

“The Proposal”

by Simeon Chavel

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School

University of Chicago

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Spring Quarter 2021 Schedule

We are very pleased to announce the schedule for Spring Quarter 2021. All events will take place on Zoom. For details, links to the meetings, or accommodations, please contact Doren Snoek (dsnoek@uchicago.edu).

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Monday, April 12, at 4:30pm*

“Syriac Exodus, Samaritan Torah, and the Mythos of Philological Discovery”

by Matthew Chalmers

Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies

Northwestern University

(cosponsored with the Early Christian Studies Workshop)

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Monday, April 26, 4:30pm

“The Daughter of Ham Speaks: Noah’s Curse in the Poetry of Narsai”

by Erin Galgay Walsh

Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

University of Chicago Divinity School

(cosponsored with the Early Christian Studies Workshop)

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Tuesday, May 4, 4:30pm

“Contending with Divine Rage in Jeremiah 25”

by Jaime Waters

Associate Professor of Catholic Studies

DePaul University

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Wednesday, May 19, 4:30pm

“Revisiting the ‘Ashurites’ of Eshbaal’s State (2 Sam 2:9)”

by Charles Wilson

Ph.D. student

The University of Chicago

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Tuesday, May 25, 4:30pm

“Getting the Story Straight: Plot Structure and Eventfulness in Judean (and Egyptian) Novellas”

by Joey Cross

Ph.D. student

The University of Chicago

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Tuesday, June 1, 4:30pm

“Clarifying the Origins of the Biblical Hebrew ‘Converted Perfect'”

by Andrew Zulker

Ph.D. student

The University of Chicago

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Final workshop meeting in winter quarter

Please note that the Hebrew Bible and Early Jewish Reception workshop will convene once more this quarter, on Thursday 3/18 at 1pm. Doren Snoek will present dissertation work in progress on “Scribal Media and Social Memory.”

For details, accommodations, or a Zoom invite, please contact dsnoek@uchicago.edu.

Rescheduling Dr. Walsh’s Talk

Please note that Dr. Walsh’s talk, “Beware her Path: Eve in Greek and Syriac Poetry from Late Antiquity,” scheduled for Monday, Feb 15, will be moved to next quarter. Further updates will be posted here.

Winter Quarter 2021

Please see below for a schedule of this quarter’s events, all of which will take place via Zoom. For details or requests about accommodations, please contact Doren Snoek (dsnoek@uchicago.edu). A very few updates may be forthcoming.

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Monday, Feb 8, 4:30pm

“Empire Language | Nation Language: How Bible Translations Engage Race and Empire”

by Steed Davidson

Professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament

McCormick Theological Seminary

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Monday, Feb 15, 4:30pm

“Beware her Path: Eve in Greek and Syriac Poetry from Late Antiquity”

by Erin Galgay Walsh

Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

University of Chicago Divinity School

(cosponsored with the Early Christian Studies Workshop)

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Monday, Feb 22, 4:00pm

“Habitus of Empire: The Tribute Scene in Assyrian Art”

by Jessie DeGrado

Assistant Professor of Ancient Middle East Studies

University of Michigan

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Tue, Mar 9, 5:00pm

Song of Songs and Its Literary Context*

a workshop with Adele Berlin

Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies (Emerita)

University of Maryland

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*Registration and light preparation for this event are required. Please contact dsnoek@uchicago.edu to register.

UPDATE: Remainder of Winter Quarter

Please note the following two workshops to round out the quarter.

Thursday, March 5, 5:00–6:30, Swift 201: David Harris, “Deuteronomy 1 in the Ethiopic Tradition: Textual and Literary Evidence of Narrative (Re)Orientation.”
 
Wednesday, March 11, 5:00–6:30pm, Martin Marty Library: Doren Snoek, “Scribalism and Social Memory in the Book of Chronicles.”
 

Please forgive the constant changing of dates. This is hopefully the last update. Reminder emails will be sent on the day of each workshop.

 
All the best,
Justin

Workshop Today: Matthew Novensen

Please join us today (Monday) at 4:30pm in Swift 403 for our next workshop. Dr. Matthew Novenson (Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh) will be giving a talk entitled “Law and Immorality in Paul, Origen, and the Talmud Bavli.” Dr. Novensen’s work is focussed on early Chrisianity, early Judaism, and the Second Temple period. We are co-sponsoring with Early Christian Studies Workshop.

Justin