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Matters of Jewish Religious Identity in the Second Temple Period

When Jun 15, 2014 08:40 AM to
Jun 16, 2014 09:00 PM
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Sunday 15 June

Quiller-Couch Room, Old Divinity School, St John’s College, opposite the Great Gate

08:40

Welcome by Stefan Reif and Renate Egger-Wenzel

 

 

08:45

Stefan Reif

on “Early Rabbinic Identity”, a discussion of the broader issues of identity facing the early rabbis after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and for about a century afterwards

09:50

Friedrich Reiterer

on “His manner of life is unlike that of others” (Wisd 2:15), a discussion of identity in the Book of Wisdom (Wisdom of Solomon)

11:00

Coffee/tea break

 

 

11:30-12:40

Kristin De Troyer

on “‘A man leaves his own father …’; Relationships in 1Esdras”, a discussion of the topics of marriage and Jewish/non-Jewish relations

12:50

Lunch in the Central Hall of the Old Divinity School

 

 

13:40

Jim Aitken

on “Why is the giraffe kosher?: Specificity in Kashrut in Second Temple Judaism”, a discussion of how kosher food laws were observed, as documented in texts from the Septuagint

14:50

Renate Egger-Wenzel

will discuss Acceptance into Jewish Community in the Book of Tobit: Circumcision and Conversion

16:00

Coffee/tea break

 

 

16:20

Nuria Calduch-Benages

will discuss “The Name of the Beloved City in Bar 4:5–5:9”

17:30

End of sessions

 

 

18:30

Choral Evensong in the College Chapel

 

 

19:45

Dinner at High Table

 

 

 

Monday 16 June

Genizah Research Unit, Millstein Room, University Library West Road 

09:30

Jeremy Corley

on “Elements of Jewish Identity in Ben Sira”, a discussion of what ethnicity, culture and religion meant for Ben Sira and his Jewish contemporaries and how these notions compared with other Jewish religious practices

10:40

Coffee/tea break in University Library Tea Room

 

 

11:00

Exhibition of Genizah manuscripts, introduced by introduced by Stefan Reif and Jim Aitken

 

12:10

Return from University Library to Old Divinity School, St John’s College

 

12:30

Lunch in the Central Hall of the Old Divinity School

 

 

14:00

A visit to the St John’s College Library, especially the 17th century section and its rare books

 

15:00

Summary and discussion in the Quiller-Couch Room, Old Divinity School

 

16:00

Coffee/Tea break

 

 

16:30

Tour of some Colleges and/or free time and/or library research

 

20:00

Concert in College Chapel, followed by a late buffer supper

 

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