The Jewish Studies Program supports regular course offerings in the literature and history of Second Temple Judaism, contributes to educational opportunities in the local community, and fosters interfaith dialogue rooted in a better understanding of Judaism and Christianity.
The Program in Jewish Studies at Brite Divinity School presents the 21st Annual Gates of Chai Lectureship in Contemporary Judaism “The Binding of Isaac and the Crucifixion of Jesus” featuring Professor Jon D. Levenson.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center
2820 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129
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His work concentrates on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, including its reinterpretations in the “rewritten Bible” of Second Temple Judaism and rabbinic midrash. In addition, one of his courses deals with the use of medieval Jewish commentaries for purposes of modern biblical exegesis, and another focuses on central works of Jewish theology in the twentieth century.
Professor Levenson has a strong interest in the philosophical and theological issues involved in biblical studies, especially the relationship of premodern modes of interpretation to modern historical criticism. Much of his work centers on the relationship of Judaism and Christianity, both in antiquity and in modernity, and he has long been active in Jewish-Christian dialogue.
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Associate Professor of Jewish Studies
Director of the Jewish Studies Program
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