Moses Gaster and the Samaritan Book of Joshua controversy
|Starts:||16:00 13 Oct 2015|
|Ends:||17:00 13 Oct 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults|
|Speaker:||Dr Katharina Keim|
During a visit to the Samaritan community of Nablus in 1907, Moses Gaster was gifted a manuscript which he identified as an antique recension of the Samaritan Book of Joshua. The publication of his discovery elicited public debate over the authenticity of the text. This paper will shed new light on the text and the controversy that surrounded it on the basis of evidence from the Rylands Gaster Samaritan collections.
Dr Katharina Keim
Role: British Academy Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Organisation: John Rylands Research Institute
Biography: Katharina Keim is a Research Associate in the John Rylands Research Institute, working on the Library’s Gaster Collections.
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