Conferences and Colloquia

Collaborative Workshops with Tel Aviv University, Israel

May 13-14, 2019, Interpretive Cultures in Late Antiquity: Hellenistic, Roman, Jewish and Christian Perspectives (I)

University of Notre Dame, McKenna Hall 106


Monday, May 13

Session 1: Robert Edwards, "Rabbinic and Patristic Interpretations of Proverbs 8:22 and the Arian Controversy." [pre-circulated paper]
    Respondent: Ishay Rosen-Zvi

Ishay Rosen-Zvi, "Midrashic Techniques between Halakha and Aggada: A New Approach" [work in progress]

Session 2: Jeremiah Coogan, "Tabular Thinking and the Practice of Commentary in Late Ancient Palestine." [pre-circulated paper]
    Respondent: James VanderKam

Vered Noam, "Halakhic Midrash in Qumran?" [work in progress]

Session 3: Orit Malka, "Oath and Testimony from the Bible to the Rabbis: Between Midrash and Legal Tradition." [pre-circulated paper]
    Respondent: Tzvi Novick

Tzvi Novick, "Between Legal Reasoning and Exegetical Reasoning: Quantitative Comparison in Tannaitic Literature" [work-in-progress]


Tuesday, May 14

Session 4: Sharon Weisser, "Plutarch against Stoic Theology: The Art of Misinterpretation" [pre-circulated paper]
    Respondent: Gretchen Reydams-Schils

Gretchen Reydams-Schils, "Musonius Rufus: How to Recognize a Stoic in the Roman Imperial Era?" [work-in-progress]

Session 5: David Lincicum, "The Commentarial Impulse in Earliest Christianity" [pre-circulated paper]
    Respondent: Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

Sivan Nir, "The Torah of a Sage, the Torah of a Character: Towards a Concept of Character in Amoraic Midrashim" [work-in-progress]

Session 6: Gary Anderson, "There is No Before or After in the Torah:  The Conundrum of Exod 40 and Lev 9 in late Biblical and Post-Biblical Sources"

Roundtable discussion, "Ancient Hermeneutics: reflections and future directions"
Moderated by Gretchen Reydams-Schils


Spring 2020, Tel Aviv University (more information forthcoming)


This event is made possible through the generous support from the Schlindwein Family Tel Aviv University-Notre Dame Research Collaboration Awards.