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How Biblical Poetry Works

August 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Lecture with Jacqueline Vayntrub of Yale University.

How Biblical Poetry Works

What makes the poetry of the Bible different from other ancient poetic traditions? Placed in its ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean context, Professor Vayntrub highlights the unique characteristics of biblical poetry and shows how novices and experts alike can appreciate the beauty and insights of these texts.


Dr. Jacqueline Vayntrub is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School and affiliated faculty in Judaic Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms (Routledge, 2019) and has published widely on biblical poetry, wisdom literature, and the history of biblical scholarship in top academic journals as well as in popular venues. Vayntrub is currently working on two book projects: Reframing Biblical Poetry, to be published with Yale University Press, and Seeking Eternity: Transmission and Mortal Anxiety in Biblical Literature.


Kaplan-Brauer Lecture in Jewish Studies: August 26, 2019, 5:30p start time in Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium. Directions/Parking.

August 2019 Reminder: Weeknight Parking begins! Students, be sure to register for your weeknight parking pass! Visitors, please be aware that parking in Swain Lot (between Hill Hall and Kenan) will now be $1 per night. Many of our events will be on campus this year, so please be aware of this new parking policy. The Swain Lot is close to Hill Hall, our venue, and Morehead lot is a short walk. Additional lots and meter parking are also nearby. Details.



August 26, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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