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orion BAR ILAN/HARVARD conference

Date: Thu, 01 Jan 1998 15:42:17 +0200
Bar Ilan University, Faculty of Jewish Studies 
in cooperation with 
Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies

Shem in the Tents of Japhet: Jewish Writings in Hellenistic Garb

Inaugural Conference of the Program for the Study of Hellenism and
Judaism, Sponsored by the Dennis Mahiel Family

Tuesday, January 6, 1998
Beck Auditorium
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan

Morning Session: 9:00-13:30
9:00 Greetings:
Prof Emanuel Rackman - Chanecellor
Prof. Moshe Kaveh - President
Prof. James Kugel - Conference Coordinator and Chairman

9:30 Prof. David Winston (emertius), Graduate Theological Union,
Berkeley, California
"Philo and thw Wisdom of Solomon: The Hellenization of the Jewish Mind"

10:"15 Prof. Carl Holladay, Candler School of Theology, Emeory
University, Atlanta, Georgia 
""Recasting the Biblical Story: Literary License in the Fragmentary
Hellenistic Jewish Authors"

11:15 Refreshments

11:30 Prof. Albert Baumgarten, Bar-Ilan University, "Bilingual Jews and
the Greek Bible"

12:15 Prof. David Runia, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
"Eudaimonism in Hellenistic -Jewish Literature"

13:30 Lunch

Greetings: Prof. Yehuda Friedlander - Rector
Prof. Moshe Garsiel -  Dean, Faculty of Jewish Studies

Afternoon Session 14:30-17:00

Chairman: Prof. Ranon Katyzoff, Bar-Ilan University

14:30 Prof. John J. Collins, U niversity of Chicago Divinity School,
Chicago, Illinois
"Apocalyptic Eschatology in a Philosophical Dress in the Wisdom of

15:15 Dr. Naomi Cohen, Haifa University
"Context and Connection: Greek Words for Jewish Concepts in Philo"

16:15 Prof. Chaim Milikowsky, Bar-Ilan University
"Josephus: Between Rabbinic Culture and Hellenistic Historiography"