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Back to the Future: Isaiah’s Vision of the Days to Come (Isaiah 2:2-5), Prof. Yair Zakovitch (Hebrew University)


The Gabriel Urwitz Jewish Studies Lecture Library

In difficult times, the prophets of Israel envisioned and hoped for peaceful days in Jerusalem. In constructing their ideal futures, they used building- blocks from traditions of the past – for example the giving of the law at Mount Sinai. The new beginning however, will be even better than the previous beginnings. We will demonstrate this phenomenon through the prophecy of Isaiah for the days to come (2:2-5), examine its roots in the Bible and its impact on later prophetic texts.


Yair Zakovitch is the Father Takeji Otsuki Professor of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His primary research interests are the Bible as literature, biblical thought, ancient interpretation of the Bible. Prof. Zakovitch served as Head of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University, and also as its Dean of Humanities. He has published numerous books and articles.

Time: 18:00-19:00

 Place: The Jewish Library of Stockholm, Wahrendorffsg. 3

Admission: Free

Please notify alexander.freudenthal[at]jfst.se

In cooperation with the Great Synagogue in Stockholm.