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Sunday, February 17 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
'Heretical' Ideas Found in Medieval Jewish Bible Commentators

James Kugel in his 2007 best seller "How to Read the Bible" stated that the gap between academic and traditional Bible study was "unbridgeable". Ben Katz believes that it is not the case.  In this session, Ben Katz will show that academic Bible study is not always as scientific as its proponents make it out to be, while at least some medieval Bible commentators are quite critical and 'modern' in outlook.  The presenter will also give examples of some of the recent trends towards literary analysis of Scripture.

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Ben Katz

Ben Katz is a Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern. Author of "A Journey Through Torah: A critique of the documentary hypothesis" (Urim, 2012) and several articles related to the Bible and the calendar.

Sunday February 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monarch Room Floor 3 North