Jews and Christians Read the Bible

Date: Apr 23, 2023

Time: 10:30 am - 11:40 am

Sponsor: Public Lectures and Events

Location: New York State

Category: Interreligious Dialogue Public Lectures & Events

Jews and Christians Read the Bible 

Sunday, April 23, 2023 
10:30–11:40 a.m. ET

Stony Brook University 

With Dr. Robert Harris, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages 

Jews and Christians generally lived in close proximity in the 12th century; there were no ghettos yet established, and they dressed alike and spoke the same languages in day-to-day life. But, stark differences marked their interrelationships. This session examines the commonalities and the differences between Jews and Christians in their study of the Bible, the relationships and mutual influences that rabbis and churchmen had on one another, and in particular, the arguments through which they typically interacted.   

Part of the 2023 Jewish University for a Day, a program of Stony Brook University Hillel 

Jewish University for a Day brings together leading authors, academics, rabbis, public figures, journalists, and others in a daylong series of mini-courses and presentations centered around Jewish themes. The event, sponsored by Stony Brook Hillel, is now entering its 12th year and draws hundreds of attendees in person and in recent years, additional virtual participants. 

This event will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook, New York.