Revel to Host Visiting Scholars in the Fall
Revel is pleased to host two distinguished scholars this fall who will meet with our students and faculty, and deliver guest lectures that highlight the larger cultural contexts in which medieval Jewish biblical interpretation (parshanut ha-miqra) emerged.
·Andrew B. Kraebel of Yale University, an authority on medieval Christian Bible interpretation, will be speaking on Thursday, October 25th at 8pm, preceded by a dinner with students and faculty. His lecture title: “How Did Rashi’s Christian Neighbors Interpret the Bible?”
Meir Bar-Asher of the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an authority on Shiite Islam and Qur’an interpretation, will be speaking on Monday, December 10th at 8pm, preceded by a dinner with students and faculty. His lecture title: “Saadia Gaon on the Bible in Light of Muslim Interpretation of the Qur’an.”
Both of these scholars participated in the 14-member international research project “Encountering Scripture in Overlapping Cultures: Early Jewish, Christian and Muslim Strategies of Reading and Their Contemporary Implications” directed by Revel Associate Dean Mordechai Cohen at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem in 2010/11.