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 Heath Dewrell
heath.dewrell@ptsem.edu

Rapporteur
David DeLauro
ddelauro@scholarsgateway.com


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

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/27/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Reflections on Mirrors and Cosmetics in the Biblical World
Laura Quick, Princeton University
Abstract




11/07/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Observations on fifty years of the Hebrew Bible Seminar
David Sperling, Hebrew Union College




Notes: 50th Anniversary Celebration
12/11/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Systemic Nature of Ancient Near Eastern Polytheism and the Notion of Divine Agency
Beate Pongratz-Leisten, New York University
Abstract




01/28/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
A Parapet, or Just One? Interpreting an Hapax Legomenon in the Middle Ages
Robbie Harris, Jewish Theological Seminary
Abstract




02/19/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
How to Introduce Genesis? Thoughts on Composition, Dating, Literary Structure, Overarching Themes and Other Quagmires of Biblical Studies
Mark Smith, Princeton University
Abstract




03/26/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
At the Nexus of Power: From Mari Emissary to Royal Intermediary Groups in Judah
Julie Deluty, New York University
Abstract




04/22/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

David Carr,