This seminar, co-sponsored by the Faculty of Theology and Religion, is the flagship seminar of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament subject area in Oxford. This term the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament seminar focuses on the theme of New Approaches to Hebrew Philology, and is joint with the seminar on Middle Eastern Linguistics and Philology (FAMES) at the University of Cambridge. The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Seminar runs each term and hosts an international array of scholars in the field of Biblical Studies. The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Seminar is attended by a variety of faculties across the University of Oxford. Students and faculty participate in the discussion in the formal sessions as well as in more informal discussions each week after the seminars. We create the conditions for students to engage with visiting scholars, and to relate their research to larger research topics across the field. It is essential for our postgraduate community to engage with different methodologies and ways of thinking about the texts they study. Moreover, the students come to engage with scholars from across the UK and the world.
Convened by Hindy Najman, Geoffrey Khan and Dorota Molin
In Hilary Term 2024, The Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament Seminar will run on Mondays 2:30 pm – 16:00 pm.
If you have any questions about the sessions running in Cambridge, please be in touch with Paul Noorlander (email@example.com).
For those resident or associated with Oxford, it is possible to attend the Cambridge lectures online to facilitate participation and discussion.
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Schedule for Hilary Term 2024
(15 Jan.) Cambridge, FAMES, Room 7
Opening marks by Geoffrey Khan, Dorota Molin, and Hindy Najman
Geoffrey Khan (Cambridge)
Remarks on the Biblical Hebrew Yiqtol Form
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(22 Jan.) 14:30-16:00, Oxford, Oriel College, Harris Seminar Room
Vladimir Olivero (Cambridge)
The Importance of the Ancient Versions for the Description of Biblical Hebrew
*Wednesday, January 24th 16:00-17:00, Harris Seminar Room
Julia Rhyder (Harvard)
The Ark between Two Kingdoms: Memories of the Ark in the Pre-exilic Period Details
Followed by tea and coffee in the Harris Seminar Room.
No session this week.
(19 Feb.) Oxford, Oriel College, Harris Seminar Room
Dorota Molin (Oxford)
Word Order: Stylistic, Dialectal and Diachronic Variation
(4 Mar.) Oxford, Oriel College, Harris Seminar Room
Roundtable Discussion – chaired by Ben Kantor, Geoffrey Khan, Dorota Molin and Hindy Najman
Seminars in Previous Academic Years