The Study of the Hebrew Bible

  • Founded
    1968
  • Seminar Number
    473

The seminar is composed of scholars of different faiths and traditions with a common interest in research and teaching of the Hebrew Bible. The focus of the seminar is research illuminating the cultural milieu, language, text, and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. This research is characterized by a variety of methodologies, including historical-critical, literary, philological, archaeological, and sociological approaches to the text, as well as history of interpretation. Research on ancient near eastern cultures and languages relating to ancient Israel is also regularly presented.


Chair
Professor Robert A. Harris
robbieharris1@mac.com

Rapporteur
David DeLauro
ddelauro@scholarsgateway.com


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/20/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Are there Legal Texts in the Hebrew Bible that Evince a Concern for Animal Rights?
Saul Olyan, Brown University
Abstract




10/20/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Observations on the Appearance of Royal Inscriptions in Alphabetic Scripts in the Levant
Chip Dobbs-Allsopp, Princeton Theological Seminary
Abstract




11/15/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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12/07/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Sex and the Story of King David
Erin Fleming,
Abstract




01/23/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Ethnicity in the Hebrew Bible? Theoretical and Textual Approaches
Brian Rainey,
Abstract




02/21/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Legal Background of the Theme of Land 
in the Book of Joshua
Stephen Russell, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Abstract




03/27/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Before Sin and Evil: Human Desire in the Garden of God
Mark Smith,




04/20/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Utilizing the Masorah in the Classroom to Appreciate a Biblical Hebrew Text
David Marcus, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Abstract