This week at Edinburgh: Peter Altmann on economy and theology in ancient Israel

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(Matthew Novenson) This Friday is the last Biblical Studies Research Seminar meeting for this teaching term (but there are a number of CSCO events still to come over the Spring and Summer months). Our speaker for this week is Dr. Peter Altmann, Assistent Altes Testament at the University of Zurich. Altmann is the author of Festive Meals in Ancient Israel (De Gruyter, 2011), and his current research concerns the relation between the ancient Israelite economy and the theologies of the biblical writers. His paper title for Friday is “The Effects of Economic Changes on Theology in Biblical Texts.” The seminar meets on Friday at 11:15 in the Martin Hall, New College. As ever, visitors are very welcome.

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