Maren R. Niehoff, “Writing to the Romans: Philo of Alexandria and Paul”

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Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ ), Niebuhr Hall See map
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Maren R. Niehoff, Max Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, will give a lecture at Yale Divinity School on Monday, February 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Niebuhr Hall. Niehoff’s lecture will address “Writing to the Romans: Philo of Alexandria and Paul.”
Niehoff, who is also Martin Hengel Fellow at Tübingen University, specializes in ancient Judaism, including both Hellenistic and rabbinic Judaism. Her two most recent monographs won the Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines: Bible Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria (Cambridge 2011, paperback 2014) and Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography (Yale, 2018). The latter was also a finalist for the Jordan Schnitzer Prize of the Association of Jewish Studies. Niehoff has also edited numerous volumes, most recently, together with Joshua Levinson, Self, Self-Fashioning and Individuality in Late Antiquity (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019). The lecture is sponsored by Yale’s Program in Judaic Studies and the Divinity School.

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