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Negotiating Culture: Ancient Jews Writing in Greek

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)

The School of Adams

How did ancient Jews engage with and produce literature in the language of the dominant global culture in which they lived?

Join Prof. Sean A. Adams for:
“Negotiating Culture: Ancient Jews Writing in Greek”
Monday, October 11th
8pm Israel time / 6pm London time / 1pm EST

The talk will include a look at a number of specific examples from antiquity, including Philo of Alexandria, Pseudo-Phocylides, and New Testament Gospels, and show the range of ways ancient Jewish authors adopted, adapted, and engaged with Greek genres.

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Professor Sean Adams

Sean Adams is Professor of New Testament and Ancient Culture at the University of Glasgow and current head of Theology and Religious Studies. He has authored and edited eleven books, most recently Greek Genres and Jewish Authors: Negotiating Literary Culture in the Greco-Roman Era (Baylor University Press, 2020). He is a founding member of the JISC Digital Research Community Council Member and on the British Academy’s Higher Education Policy Development Committee.
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The National Library of Israel (NLI)

The National Library of Israel serves as the dynamic institution of collective memory for the Jewish people worldwide and Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths – past, present and future. Through its world-class collections and a range of innovative digital, educational and cultural initiatives, the National Library works to share the stories of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, the Land of Israel and its region.
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