The book of Genesis has had a surprising and momentous life in Western culture, from its birth in the ancient Middle East to current controversies about sex and science.  The ways that people read Genesis and the ways that they understand the world have long been intertwined.  Hendel will explore some of these byways, including Genesis as apocalypse, allegory, mysticism, and literature.

Ronald Hendel

(UC Berkeley)
Bible and Its Interpreters Seminar Series

Sponsored By:
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
Cosponsored By:
The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures