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Come join us for a CZA Shabbaton!

Friday, October 26 our Sabbath celebration begins with candle lighting at 6:15 followed by Kabbalat Shabbat, Maariv and Shabbat Dinner. Saturday begins with our normal morning Shacharit services and lunch followed by a special guest lecturer, Rodney Caruthers, a University of Michigan PhD candidate who focuses on early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism.

Rodney will deliver two separate lectures which cover literary practices Jewish authors learned to compose Greek narratives during the Hellenistic Period. The first lecture will discuss how Philo’s Life of Moseswasmodeled on specific Greek writing instructions. The second lecture will explore how knowledge of Greek narrative techniques can be used to explain the differences between ancient accounts of the Septuagint translation in Aristobulus, Philo, and Josephus. The titles of the lectures are below.


Saturday Lectures

  • 2:00-3:00pm: Learning to Write Greek Narrative: Philo’s Life of Moses and Hellenistic Writing Models

  • 3:30-4:30pm: Learning to Write Greek Narrative: The Letter of Aristeas and the Variant Traditions of the                                  Septuagint Translation


See you there!

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