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Reading the Bible with Medieval Eyes with Dr. Eran Viezel

Reading the Bible with Medieval Eyes

30 teaching hours, equivalent to 5 ECTS

Oct 9 -Oct 20 

Dr. Eran Viezel

Eran Viezel graduated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at the Bible department. He teaches at the department of Bible, Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Beer Sheba). His main field of research is Jewish exegesis to the Bible. His list of publication contains the books, The Commentary on Chronicles Attributed to Rashi (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2010), To Settle the Plain Meaning of the Verse: Studies in Biblical Exegesis (Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute, 2011; with Sara Japhet), tens of academic articles, and in addition two books of poems and two novels.


Course Description


We will dedicate the lessons to discuss interesting and essential aspects in the work of some of the most important medieval Jewish exegetes. We will analyze their exegetical motivation and methodology; discuss their attitude and contribution in fundamental questions and their role in the history of biblical exegesis.