The Bible in Baghdad: A Medieval Karaite Interprets Genesis

Miriam Goldstein will present “The Bible in Baghdad: A Medieval Karaite Interprets Genesis” at the Tauber Institute’s Jewish Studies Colloquium

The next meeting of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry’s Jewish Studies Colloquium will feature Miriam Goldstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem presenting the paper “The Bible in Baghdad: A Medieval Karaite Interprets Genesis.”
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Miriam Goldstein is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (2023-24) and faculty in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A specialist in medieval Judeo-Arabic texts, Prof. Goldstein focuses on interreligious relations in the medieval Arabic-speaking world as well as Judeo-Arabic Bible exegesis. She is author of A Judeo-Arabic Parody of the Life of Jesus: The Toledot Yeshu Helene Narrative (Tübingen, 2023) and Karaite Exegesis in Medieval Jerusalem (Tübingen, 2011) and co-editor of Beyond Religious Borders: Interaction and Intellectual Exchange in the Medieval Islamic World (2011) and Authorship in Mediaeval Arabic and Persian Literatures (2019), and has published numerous articles on Arabic and Judeo-Arabic literature. Her work has been supported by the Israel Science Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Minerva Stiftung, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, a Marshall Fellowship and the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. Prof. Goldstein’s current major project is a critical edition and translation of the Judeo-Arabic Pentateuch commentaries of the Baghdadi Karaite scholar Ya‘qub al-Qirqisani.

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The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry
Lown Center for Judaica Studies
MS 075
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453


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  • Date : 12 Sep 2023
  • Time : 12:45 - 14:15 (America/New_York)

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