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"Strangers at the Gate: Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors" with Adriane Leveen

Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. In fact, encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them. This book corrects that imbalance by carrying out close readings of the accounts of Israel’s myriad interactions with surrounding nations.
Dr. Adriane Leveen received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Robert Alter. Dr. Leveen is a trained psychotherapist and practiced for 17 years in both Israel and the United States before getting her doctorate in biblical studies. Dr. Leveen first joined the faculty of HUC-JIR in Los Angeles in 2000. After a brief stint teaching at Stanford University Dr. Leveen rejoined the faculty of HUC-JIR on the New York Campus in 2007.

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When Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Where Building 260, room 216
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