January 31 Lecture: What Type of Lamb does Isaiah 53 Describe?
The Jospeh and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies announces a lecture, "What Type of Lamb does Isaiah 53 Describe?" by Jeremy Schipper, on Monday, January 31, 2011, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in 0142 Holzapfel Hall.
This event is free and open to the publich. To RSVP for a complimentary lunch, or for more information, contact email@example.com.
Isaiah 53 compares an unnamed servant figure to a
slaughtered lamb. We will examine how other biblical texts involving
lambs may help us understand one of the most contested figures in the
history of biblical interpretation.
is an Assistant Professor of Religion (Hebrew Bible) and a core member
of the Jewish Studies faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia. His
research focuses on the Former Prophets (Joshua – 2 Kings) and
disability in the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Near Eastern texts.
Currently, he is writing a book titled Disability and Isaiah’s Suffering Servant for Oxford University Press. His previous publications include Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Disability Studies and the Hebrew Bible: Figuring Mephibosheth in the David Story (T & T Clark, 2006).
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