Arts & Sciences

Lecture on the language of the Talmud and Syriac Christians, Nov. 7 

The Department of Theology will host a lecture by Dr. Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 3:30 p.m. in Marquette Hall 105.

The lecture is titled “How Many Grammars Does a Language Have? The Case of Syriac and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic,” and is open to the public with no registration required. Those interested can also join virtually via Zoom.

Siegal has published widely, including books on the Hebrew of the Mishnah and the Aramaic of the Talmud. He is a professor in the Department of Hebrew Language and the Language, Logic and Cognition Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Elitzur has a BA in Philosophy and Hebrew Language from Hebrew University (1999-2002, summa cum laude) and Ph.D. from Harvard University (2009). During the Fall of
2023 Elitzur is a visiting professor at the University of Chicago.

Contact Michael Cover, associate professor of theology, with any questions.