Event Description

During the Rabbinic period of Jewish history, the land of the Hebrew Bible was, so to speak, reconfigured in a plethora of statements transmitted in the two building blocks of the literature of the sages, in Talmud and Midrash. In this paper I will discuss the land according to a literary genre that is thought to be characteristic of the later part of this period, the Geonic period.

Constanza Cordoni received a PhD in Jewish studies (2016) and her venia legendi in Jewish studies (2021) from the University of Vienna. She is the author of Seder Eliyahu: A Narratological Reading (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018) and Reconfiguring the Land of Israel: A Rabbinic Project (Leiden: Brill, 2024).

Image: Bodleian Library MS. Oppenheim 14, fol. 181v, © Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, CC-BY-NC 4.0


Event Co-Sponsor(s)
Sponsored by the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity
Cosponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Event Details

Apr 17, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Events Venue
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103