The Work of Producing the Bible: Training and Writing of the Scribes of Ancient Israel

Date: Oct 18, 2021 - Oct 18, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

The Work of Producing the Bible: Training and Writing of the Scribes of Ancient Israel

Part of our fall learning series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition

October 18, 2021, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Thanks to research into neighboring cultures and recent inscriptional finds, we have gained important insights into the work of the scribes who produced the Bible. In this session, led by Dr. Benjamin Sommer and Union Theological Seminary’s Dr. David Carr, we will survey how ancient scribes learned their art, how they worked, and how they used the written texts that they produced. We will also learn about the impact that the scribes had on the Bible and on Jewish culture down to our own day. 

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like. 

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register. 

About the Series

Many of us spend more time at work than anywhere else over the course of our lives—but are we defined by what we do? In this text-based series, JTS scholars will explore ideas about the meaning of work and rest in Jewish tradition, Jewish social movements around work, as well as the roles that gender, geography, and shifting economic and social circumstances have played in Jews’ professional paths and our understandings of the meaning and value of work. 

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