Taubman Lecture Series | The Construction of Jewish Identity in the Second Temple Period

Non-Mosaic Judaism
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:00am to 11:30am
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“Non-Mosaic Judasim” examines whether there were forms of Judean identity for which the Law of Moses was not the definitive criterion, and consider three test cases: the colony of Judeans at Elephantine, the wisdom literature prior to Ben Sira, and the early Enoch literature.

John Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale University Divinity School, will give the lecture as related to the construction of Jewish Identity in the Second Temple Period.


Presented by the Jewish Studies Program at UC Berkeley and sponsored by Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Chair of Talmudic Culture.

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