Jews and Christians Read the Bible

Sunday, April 23, 2023
10:30–11:40 a.m. ET

Stony Brook University

With Dr. Robert Harris, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages

Jews and Christians generally lived in close proximity in the 12th century; there were no ghettos yet established, and they dressed alike and spoke the same languages in day-to-day life. But, stark differences marked their interrelationships. This session examines the commonalities and the differences between Jews and Christians in their study of the Bible, the relationships and mutual influences that rabbis and churchmen had on one another, and in particular, the arguments through which they typically interacted.

Part of the 2023 Jewish University for a Daya program of Stony Brook University Hillel 

Jewish University for a Day brings together leading authors, academics, rabbis, public figures, journalists, and others in a daylong series of mini-courses and presentations centered around Jewish themes. The event, sponsored by Stony Brook Hillel, is now entering its 12th year and draws hundreds of attendees in person and in recent years, additional virtual participants.

This event will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook, New York.


Apr 23 2023


10:30 am - 11:40 am


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Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794


Stony Brook Hillel

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Jewish Theological Seminary
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