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Fall Shapiro Lecture 2021

October 11, 2021 @ 7:00 PM CT - October 11, 2021 @ 8:00 PM CT


Marc Zvi Brettler

Marc Zvi Brettler is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Distinguished Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. His books include The Creation of History in Ancient Israel; How to Read the Jewish Bible; The Jewish Study Bible (edited with Adele Berlin); and The Bible and the Believer (with Peter Enns and Daniel Harrington). He co-edited The Jewish Annotated New Testament and co-authored The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently, both with Amy-Jill Levine.


The Bible With and Without Jesus

Is biblical interpretation a zero-sum game, with clear winners and losers?  Can different people even agree on what books comprise the Bible?  And to the extent that Jews and Christians do share the same Bible, how and why do they interpret it differently?  This lecture will explore what we might learn from discussing these differences and commonalities, and how they might be appreciated and celebrated.


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