Those of us fascinated by the ability of archaeology to bring to life ancient Jewish history and to remind of us of our historical continuity are now presented, for the first time, with direct evidence of the Jewish community established in Babylonia right before and after the destruction of the First Temple. While these finds were partly known to scholars for some years now, the first public presentation of these documents took place on Feb. 1 with the opening at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem of a full-scale exhibit and a scholarly conference devoted to these important texts.
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The NYU Center for Ancient Studies in conjunction with the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies, the Religious Studies Program, the Department of Classics, the Department of History, the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and the Dean for the Humanities announces the
Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies
INTEGRATING JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY INTO THE STUDY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
Thursday and Friday, March 26-27, 2015
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
5:00 p.m. WELCOME
Matthew S. Santirocco, NYU
5:15 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The New Testament as a Source for the History of the Jews and Judaism
Lawrence H. Schiffman, NYU
6:15 p.m. PUBLIC RECEPTION
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
SESSION 1 [Session Chair, Jeffrey Rubenstein, NYU]
9:15 a.m. Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee
Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina
9:55 a.m. Jesus the Jurist: Written Law and Its Interpretation in the Christian Gospels
Daniel Fleming, NYU
10:35 a.m. The Dead Sea Scrolls “Instruction” Text and Its Hellenistic Context
Hindy Najman, Yale University
11:15 a.m.… Continue reading
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Public Lecture “The Dead Sea Scrolls: Judaism on the Eve of Christianity” by Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman, The J. A. Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.
This event, organized by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel to the Holy See and the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, will take place at 11:20am on Friday, 20 February, 2015 in the Aula Magna of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Piazza della Pilotta, 35, Rome.
Update: Here’s the video from the lecture: