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

The Ancestral Law
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 10:00am to 11:30am
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

“The Ancestral Law” will focus on what it meant to be a Ioudaios in the Maccabean crisis, and ask how the Torah came to be the definitive touchstone of Judean identity.

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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