Jerusalem the Holy: The Story of a Multicultural Toponym
Aaron Demsky will deliver a lecture on Jerusalem the Holy: The Story of a Multicultural Toponym as part of Polis' Dies Academicus for the 2017-2018 academic year!
We will focus on the toponym Jerusalem in its linguistic dimension and survey the historical evidence from early second millennium BCE Canaan, as it was infused with new meaning in the Hebrew Bible, reshaped by koine speaking Jews who composed the Septuagint and by the authors of the New Testament and finally adapted in Arabic sources.
Prof. Aaron Demsky is a retired professor of the History of Ancient Israel in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University where he taught from 1968-2007. He is the Founder and Director of the Project for the Study of Jewish Names which has sponsored 13 international conferences on Jewish names as well as edited seven books on the subject. His academic fields of interest are biblical history, alphabetic literacy, north-west Semitic epigraphy and Jewish onomastics.
Space is limited. RSVP by sending an email to Ravenel Khashram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polis - The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
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