Professor Stefan Schorch, Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg
5.00pm, Thursday, 8th May, 2014
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Sidgwick Site), Room 8-9.
All are welcome. The event will be followed by a reception.
The speaker will examine the relationship between the written transmission of the Samaritan Pentateuch in its manuscripts, dating from the 11th century onwards, and its oral transmission in liturgical reading. The lecture will include a description of the phonology of the Samaritan Hebrew pronunciation and a discussion of its historical background.