Thematic panel on “Genealogy versus Merit: The Place and Role of Lineage in Ancient Judaism” at the 2018 Congress of the European Association of Jewish Studies, Krakow, 15-19 July

Two sessions are organized:

1) Tuesday, 17 July, 9.30-11.00
JU Faculty of Law and Administration, Krupnicza 33a, room 109
Chair: Geoffrey Herman (Institute for Advanced Study, USA) Geoffrey Hermann

Katell Berthelot (CNRS/ Aix-Marseille University, ERC Judaism and Rome, France)
Lineage and Virtue in Josephus: The Respective Roles of Priestly Views and Roman Culture

Benedikt Eckhardt (University of Bremen, Germany)
The Impact of Hellenistic Kingship

Moshe Lavee (University of Haifa, Israel)
Genealogy vs. Merit in Lost Midrashim Retrieved from the Cairo Genizah and the Question of Babylonian vs. Palestinian Provenance

2) Wednesday, 18 July, 14.30-16.00
Pedagogical University of Cracow, Ingardena 4, room 208
Chair: Katell Berthelot (CNRS/Aix-Marseille University, ERC Judaism and Rome, France)

Yael Wilfand (CNRS/Aix-Marseille University, ERC Judaism and Rome, France)
Converts, Their Lineage, and Their Integration into Israel: Does the Jerusalem Talmud Show Less Concern for Jewish Ancestry than Tannaitic Texts?

Yedidah Koren (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Policing Lineage in Rabbinic Literature

Geoffrey Herman (Institute for Advanced Study, USA)
Priests Without a Temple: Priestly Lineage as Seen by the Rabbis of Sasanian Babylonia

Event details

Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 17:00 to Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 18:00
Location: 
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

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