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Fall Public Lecture Series
6 September, 7 p.m.: Professor Emanuel Tov
The Septuagint and the Literary
Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project and as the
J. L. Magnes Professor of Bible at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, his alma
mater. Over the years Tov has specialized in various aspects of the textual
criticism of Hebrew and Greek Scripture as well as in the Qumran Scrolls. He has
written eleven books, edited fourteen books and two electronic databases, and
authored more than 170 studies on the Septuagint, the Qumran texts, and the text
of the Hebrew and Greek Bible, as well as other aspects of biblical studies.
Among his major works are his Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible,
published first in Hebrew in 1989, then in English in 1992 by Fortress Press and
Van Gorcum. This work was awarded the Prize for the Best Book Relating to the
Old Testament in 1992 by the Biblical Archaeological Society in Washington. In
2003 a Festschrift was presented to him: Emanuel: Studies in Hebrew
Bible, Septuagint, and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honor of Emanuel Tov (ed. S. M.
Paul, R. A. Kraft, L. H. Schiffman, and W. W. Fields, with the assistance of E.
Ben-David; VTSup 94; Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2003).
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CANCELLED (will try to
reschedule Spring 2006)
Thursday, 20 October, 7:30 p.m.: Professor
Trusting the Pope: Episcopal
Authority in Late Antique Rome
Kristina Sessa, Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean History at
Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, earned her PhD in Ancient
and Medieval History from UC Berkeley in 2003. While at Berkeley, she edited
Critical Sense: A Journal of Critical and Political Theory and was
coordinator of the Late Antique Religion and Society Working Group. Her areas of
research include Social and Religious History of the late Roman Empire, Early
Medieval History (Rome and Italy), and Classics (Latin and Greek Literature).
Sessa is currently preparing (as guest editor) the special volume of
the Journal of Early Christian Studies, entitled Christianity at Home:
Rethinking Domestic Space in Late Antiquity, as well as The Household and
the Bishop in Late Antique Rome: A History of a Relationship, also
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Thursday, 3 November, 7:30 p.m.:
Professor Frances Flannery-Dailey
Re-Envisioning the Roots of Jewish
Apocalypticism and Mysticism
through the Dream Literature of Second Temple Judaism
Associate Professor of Religion at Hendrix College in Arkansas, earned her PhD
at the University of Iowa where she focused on Judaism and Early Christianity in
the Greco-Roman World. She teaches Biblical Studies along with religion and
culture classes at Hendrix and is the author of Dreamers, Scribes and
Priests: Jewish Dreams in the Hellenistic and Roman Eras (Leiden: E.J.
Brill, 2004) and is currently preparing Monsters in the Bible, Dead Sea
Scrolls and Apocrypha and Discussing “Religious Experience” in Early
Judaism and Early Christianity: Frameworks, Definitions and Methodologies, a
text she is co-editing with Rodney Werline. Flannery-Dailey serves as chair of
the SBL’s Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Early Christianity
Consultation and as editor-in-chief of Golem: Journal of Religion and
Monsters (inaugural issue in progress).
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Unless otherwise noted, all lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.
in the Library of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity
Lectures are free and open to the public.