College of Liberal Arts

Workshop on Late Antiquity Presents Talk on Composition of the Torah

Monday Oct 19, 2009 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Texas Union, African-American Culture Room, 4.110

The Workshop on Late Antiquity presents "The Composition of the Torah in the Pseudoepigraphic Imagination," a talk by David Lambert in the Department of Religious Studies. Modern theories of the Torah's composition have been a mainstay of biblical studies since their inception. Less attention has been paid, however, to how the composition of the "Five Books of Moses" was viewed in early Jewish and Christian communities. This paper considers another earlier perspective found in the Book of Jubilees and its implications for appreciating what is novel in the late antique approach to scripture as a document susceptible to commentary and interpretation.

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