Transforming Law into Gospel: Gerhard von Rad’s Response to the "De-Jewing" of the Old Testament in Nazi Germany (A Case Study in the Social Location of Biblical Scholarship)

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Katz Center
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 1910


At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting. Seminars are limited to fellows only.


Bernard M. Levinson

University of Minnesota

Bernard M. Levinson is professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and of Law at the University of Minnesota, where he holds the Berman Family Chair in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible. His research focuses on biblical and cuneiform law, textual reinterpretation in the Second Temple period, and the relation of the Bible to Western intellectual history and constitutional theory. His newest research extends into the reception of biblical law in the early modern and modern periods.

Levinson received his PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. He has taught at Indiana University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Washington, and Middlebuy College.

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