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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
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan
Morning Session: 9:00-13:30
Prof Emanuel Rackman - Chanecellor
Prof. Moshe Kaveh - President
Prof. James Kugel - Conference Coordinator and Chairman
9:30 Prof. David Winston (emertius), Graduate Theological Union,
"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"
11:30 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"
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,
"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"