The Abrams Chair Conference: Jewish Religious Expression in Byzantine Palestine

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Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, Notre Dame Conference Center, McKenna Hall
Conference Schedule
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The University of Notre Dame Theology Department and the Abrams family present this conference in honor of Professor Tzvi Novick’s appointment as Abrams College Chair of Jewish Thought and Culture.

Online Registration is now closed. Please contact Emily Hammock with questions!

Featured Speakers:

Marc Bregman

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

From Sermon to Scroll to Codex: The Early History of the Hebrew Book


Steven Fraade

Yale University

Language Switching in the Byzantine Synagogue Inscriptions and the Practice of Targum

Martha Himmelfarb

Princeton University

The Suffering Servant in the Seventh Century: The Messiah in a  Liturgical Poem for the Day of Atonement


Michael Swartz

Ohio State University

As Above, So Below: Cosmology and Cult in Ancient Synagogue Poetry


Tzvi Novick

University of Notre Dame

Concluding Remarks