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Please see our IJS Summer Programme for our next events. 

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IJS SUMMER CONFERENCE 2018

The Aramaic dialects within their Late Antique environment.


Monday July 9 (evening), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 10, 11, 12 (daytime) at University College London.

You are welcome to all or any part of the conference.

Further information link:  IJS Conference 2018

Programme and venue to be announced with Eventbrite booking details shortly.

The Biblical Ishmael as seen by Medieval and Modern Jews

Start: Nov 19, 2015 06:15 PM


Elliott Horowitz, University of Oxford


Thursday November 19th 

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND 


Ishmael

In Genesis 16 Sarah's handmaiden Hagar is told by the angel that she shall bear a son to be named Ishmael, who would grow up to be a "wild man" - as rendered in the King James Bible - or "wild ass of a man," as other English translations, including those of the Jewish Publication Society, rendered the verse. The lecture shall examine the ways in which medieval and modern Jews, sometimes influenced by Christian exegesis, linked that prophecy with what they knew - or thought they knew - of the Arab world.

Prof. Horowitz is currently Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at Balliol College Oxford. 


Reception from 6.15pm, Lecture 7.00pmChadwick G08, Chadwick Building, UCL


BOOK ONLINE NOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE:

http://biblicalishmael.eventbrite.co.uk


For more events, see our Lectures Programme for Autumn 2015.    

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