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"The Composition of the Torah in the Pseudepigraphic Imagination"

Mon, October 19, 2009 • 5:00 PM • Texas Union, African-American Culture Room (4.110)

David Lambert is a scholar of Classical Judaism who is interested in the history of ideas in ancient Jewish sources, ranging from the Biblical times to the early rabbinic period. He specializes in the Hebrew Bible, its history of interpretation, and Second Temple Judaism. He also has interests in early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. He is currently completing a book, Before Repentance: How the Rise of Repentance Changed the Way the Bible is Read, which is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.

Dr. Lambert received his Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in 2004. He then spent three years teaching in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University as a Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Post-doctoral Fellow. He taught Emory University before coming to Texas.

Sponsored by: Center and Department for Middle Eastern Studies; Department of Religious Studies


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