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Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education

Littman Holocaust Resource Center

Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

America and the Holocaust

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Ghetto of Florence

Academic Building, B1170, 15 Seminary Place

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Bizarre Tales of Yiddishland:

What the Yiddish Press Reveals about the Jews

Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick

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Soundscapes of Modernity:

Jews and Music in Polish Cities

Kirkpatrick Chapel
81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick


The Bible and History
with Professor Gary A. Rendsburg

Rameses II
Central Hill Scene

Almost three thousand years ago, a small group of ancient Israelite literati wrote the major narrative that spans the biblical books of Genesis through Kings, creating what may be called the world's first history. The narrative focuses on the people of Israel, but because the history of Israel constantly intersected with the surrounding countries, the Bible gives us a veritable tour of the ancient Near East. Great powers such as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia, and lesser powers such as the Philistines and the Phoenicians, all make an appearance in the Bible's pages.

Professor Gary Rendsburg, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History at Rutgers University, will present both the evidence from the Bible and the wealth of archaeological data, with an eye to evaluating these two sources and to determining the manner in which they inform each other.

Gary A. Rendsburg

Professor Gary Rendsburg holds the Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History at Rutgers University. He served as chair of the Department of Jewish Studies and also holds an appointment in the History Department.

Professor Rendsburg’s areas of special interest include literary approaches to the Bible, the history of the Hebrew language, the history of ancient Israel, and the literature and culture of ancient Egypt. Dr. Rendsburg is the author of five books and over 100 scholarly articles. His most popular book is a general survey of the biblical world entitled The Bible and the Ancient Near East, co-authored with the late Cyrus H. Gordon (1997).

He has visited all the major archaeological sites in Israel, Egypt, and Jordan; and he has participated in excavations at Tel Dor and Caesarea. In addition, he has lectured around the world, including Europe, Japan, and Australia.

 Professor Rendsburg's web page

All materials produced herein by the faculty member (in particular, but not limited to, the script) are copyrighted, according to the policies set forth by Rutgers University:

© Gary A. Rendsburg

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