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18:45 - 20:00 21 November 2013

The amazing adventures of a Hebrew manuscript from medieval England


Pearson Lecture Theatre | Pearson Building (link Map)
UCL, Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Theodor Dunkelgrün, Researcher, University of Cambridge, Theodor Dunkelgrün is an historian of biblical scholarship and of the book, with particular interest in the comparative study of traditions of textual transmission in Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic, Samaritan, Greek and Latin. Much of his work has explored how thinking women and men in different civilizations have confronted the ancient and fundamental problem posed by the fact that texts sacred to Jews and Christians are unstable, extant in different ancient versions as well as in different witnesses in the same language.

Hebrew manuscripts produced in medieval England have been attracting increasing scholarly attention. Dr Theodor Dunkelgrün (University of Cambridge) will trace the extraordinary story of one Hebrew manuscript written before the expulsion of Jews from England in 1290. Who wrote it? Who owned it? Who stole it? Who tried to describe it?


Sara BenIsaac
+44 (0)207 679 3520 | ijs@ucl.ac.uk


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