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FECHA /DATE/DATA: 07-08-09-10-11/04/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: C Hotel Neve Ilan, Neve Ilan (Israel)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Humanities and Social Sciences Fund, Bar-Ilan University



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Sunday, April 7 15:00 Check-in 15:30 – 16:15 Meet and Greet 16:20 Opening 16:30 Keynote Lecture Chair: Michael Avioz, Bar-Ilan University Daniel Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hellenism, Judaism, and Apologetics; Josephus’s Antiquities according to an Unpublished Commentary by Abraham Schalit Monday, April 8 9:30-11:00 Chair: Maren Niehoff, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Paul Mandel, Schechter Inst., 'Sefer Moshe' and 'Torat Moshe' in Second Temple period literature and Josephus: The Relation between Text and Law Michael Segal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Book of Daniel and Its Character in Josephus 11:00 Coffee Break 11:30 Chair: Michael Segal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Cornelis de Vos, Münster, Josephus and the Decalogue René Bloch, Universität Bern, Josephus' Moses: How Greek, how Jewish? 13:00 Lunch 14:30 Chair: James Kugel, Bar-Ilan University Paul Spilsbury, Regent College, Josephus and Esther Étienne Nodet, École Biblique et Archéologique, Josephus' Hebrew Bible 16:00 Coffee Break 16:30 Chair: Vered Noam, Tel Aviv University Silvia Castelli, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Better than the LXX: Josephus's Terminology of the Book of Exodus as an Improved Alternative to the Septuagint Michael Avioz, Bar-Ilan University, Legal Exegesis in Josephus' Writings Special event: Gidi Dar's movie on the story of the Temple's destruction Tuesday, April 9 9:30 Chair: Esther Eshel, Bar-Ilan University Daphne Baratz, Tel-Aviv University, The Pestilence and the Plague of the Firstborn: Josephus' interpretation against its Background in Second Temple Literature and Rabbinic Literature Vered Noam, Tel Aviv University, Rethinking Josephus and the Pharisees 11:00 Coffee Break 11:30 Chair: Paul Mandel, Schechter Inst Tal Ilan, Freien Universität Berlin, The Importance of Josephus for the Romance between Berenice and Titus Adiel Schremer, Bar-Ilan University, Ritual Immersion for Menstrual Impurity: Josephus, Qumran, and Rabbinic Tradition 13:00 Lunch 14:30 Chair: Kenneth Atkinson, University of Northern Iowa Joshua Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University, Flavius Josephus as Geographer and Archaeologist of the Land of Israel Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Haifa University, The Land of Canaan According to Josephus: Maximalism or Minimalism? 16:00 Coffee Break 16:30 Chair: Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Haifa University Kenneth Atkinson, University of Northern Iowa, Josephus's Use of Scripture to Describe Hasmonean Territorial Expansion Ishay Rosen Zvi, Tel Aviv University, Between Ethnos and Ethos in Josephus Wednesday, April 10 9:30 Chair: Jonathan Klawans, Boston University Jan Willem van Henten, University of Amsterdam, Herod's Law against Theft in its Literary, Legal and Historical Contexts David Flatto, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Legal and Political Motifs in Josephus's Normative Discourse 11:00 Coffee Break 11:30 Chair: Michael Avioz, Bar-Ilan University Meir Ben-Shahar, Sha'anan College, When was the First Temple Destroyed? Chronology, Exegeses and Ideology in Josephus, Biblical and Rabbinic Literature Jonathan Klawans, Boston University, Heresy, Forgery, and Novelty: Condemning and Denying Innovation in Josephus 13:00 Lunch 14:30 Chair: Jan Willem van Henten, University of Amsterdam Tessa Rajak, University of Reading, The Bible(s) behind Josephus’s Antiquities' Gaia Lembi, Brown University, Josephus and Jewish Sources at the Beginning of Roman Rule: Examples from Books XIV-XV of the Jewish Antiquities 16:00 Coffee Break 16:30 Concluding Remarks Thursday, April 11 Guided Tour to Yodefat with Asher Altshul

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