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Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Seminar

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.

Conveners:

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 (pmn23@cam.ac.uk).

For those resident or associated with Oxford, it is possible to attend the Cambridge lectures online to facilitate participation and discussion.

Please direct any enquiries to ocsb@oriel.ox.ac.uk. about sessions running in Oxford.

PDF Download of OCSB Hilary Term 2024 Schedule
Schedule for Hilary Term 2024
Week 1

(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

In order to participate in this lecture via Zoom, please register at this link:

https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcod-qprjwrGdYH6yQBabiqFlNYgAyKJ7Qf

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Week 2 (2 sessions)

(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.

Week 3

(29 Jan.)         Online

Christian Locatel (Cambridge)

Syntax and Hermeneutics: Relative Clauses and the Tiberian Accents

In order to participate in this lecture via Zoom, please register at this link:

https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfumprzIrGd16Pyl8ZGcc-D31YcIvYWR-

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Week 4

(5 Feb.)

No session this week.

Week 5

(12 Feb.)        Cambridge, FAMES, Room 7

Ambjörn Sjörs (Cambridge)

Notes on Tense Shifting in the Psalms

In order to participate in this lecture via Zoom, please register at this link:

https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvc-GvpjIrG9D7QBgK3sm8Hm9T1IJgqnDX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Week 6

(19 Feb.)         Oxford, Oriel College, Harris Seminar Room

Dorota Molin (Oxford)

Word Order: Stylistic, Dialectal and Diachronic Variation

 

Week 7

(26 Feb.)       Cambridge, FAMES, Room 7

Ian Atkinson (Cambridge)

Poetic Structures and Word Order in Biblical Hebrew

In order to participate in this lecture via Zoom, please register at this link:

https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsd-ipqzkrE9eY4Ms_jI-rrxRcO2gBYK6r

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Week 8

(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

Download the schedule for 2022-23
Download the schedule for 2021-22
Download the schedule for 2020-21
Download the schedule for 2019-20
Download the schedule for 2018-19
Download the schedule for 2017-18