New Technologies Reveal Ancient Jewish Inscriptions

The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies & The YU Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Relations
invite you to a mini-symposium:

“Puzzling Out the Past : New Technologies Reveal Ancient Jewish Inscriptions”

Speakers:
Professor Bruce Zuckerman (University of Southern California),
Pinchas Roth and Eytan Zadoff (YU Schneier Center Graduate Fellows)

March 13, 2008, 2:45-3:45, Belfer Hall 12th Floor
500 West 185th Street, New York, NY 10033

Bruce Zuckerman has revolutionized the study of ancient writings through the application of the newest technologies to their interpretation and study. Professor Zuckerman has provided new and important readings for such texts as the Elephantine Papyri, Ketef Hinom amulet and the Dead Sea Scrolls. As a part of their graduate studies in Jewish History at the Revel Graduate School, Eytan Zadoff and Pinchas Roth have applied Prof. Zuckerman’s methods to the interpretation of a 5th-6th century Jewish Aramaic amulet that had never before been read, revealing a text of great significance for the history of Jewish magic.

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