The Moses of Midrash: God's Partner or Adversary? 

March 28, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
Hagerty Hall, Room 306
Photo of Professor Christine Hayes

Christine Hayes
The Robert F. and Patricia R. Weiss
Professor of Religious Studies in
Classical Judaica, Yale University

 

Rabbinic tradition provides dueling portraits of Moses in the climactic moments of the Golden Calf story, as God's partner on the one hand and God's defiant adversary on the other. What do these traditions tell us about the divine-human relationship and the power of humans to shape the course of history?
 
Professor Hayes is an expert on rabbinic and talmudic studies, history and literature of Judaism in late antiquity, and legal theory. Professor Hayes has published numerous articles and books, including What’s so Divine About Divine Law? and Ancient Perspectives Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds.
 
Free lunch with your RSVP by 3/31: fireman.2@osu.edu.
 
Co-sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
 
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