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What’s New in the Bible

Hosted By: The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University

For two thousand years, Jews and Christians have been reading the Hebrew Bible. Are there new ways to read it in the 21st century? To uncover what’s new in this ancient document, join Alison Joseph, in conversation with Deborah Dash Moore, as they discuss what can be learned about the Torah laws when you set them alongside non-biblical legal documents of the period? How does reading Miriam’s song next to Deborah’s song change how we understand these pieces of poetry? What can artifacts of this period show us about daily life in ancient Israel—its religious practices, household tasks, architecture, and art? Explore how we can read the Bible today in relation to the development of Judaism from ancient times to the present.

This lecture will be moderated by Deborah Dash Moore, Editor-in-Chief of the Posen Library; Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan and Gila Silverman, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, Siegal Lifelong Learning, Case Western Reserve University.

This lecture is in partnership with the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization.

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Alison Joseph

Alison Joseph is the Senior Editor of Posen Library of Jewish Civilization and Culture. Alison brings her academic expertise in Hebrew Bible and ancient Judaism to The Posen Library. She earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.A. in Jewish Studies from Emory University. Her first book Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics received the 2016 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise.
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The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University connects the academic world and Northeast Ohio's wider community through innovative and engaging programming. Adults of all ages pursue their love of learning by participating in courses and lectures with internationally renowned scholars and local experts who share their cutting-edge research and current topics of interest.
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