Coincidences of Biblical Proportions: a Lecture in Memory of Jerome and Miriam Katzin
by Richard Elliott Friedman
Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus
UC San Diego
Ann & Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies
University of Georgia
Description: The curious intersections between a life in Bible scholarship and the most recent discoveries in research about the exodus, the origin of monotheism, and the ethical treatment of our fellow human beings.
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Faculty Club, Main Dining Room
UC San Diego
About the Speaker
Richard Elliott Friedman is the author of the bestselling Who Wrote the Bible? and his Commentary on the Torah and six other books and eighty articles, reviews, and notes. He earned his doctorate at Harvard. He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge and Oxford, Senior Fellow of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, and Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa. He participated in the City of David Project archaeological excavations of biblical Jerusalem. His books have been published in Hebrew, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Turkish, Korean, and French. Interviewed by Larry King, NPR, A&E, PBS, and Nova, he was a consultant for Alice Hoffman’s The Dovekeepers, for Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt, for NBC The Eternal Light, and is a contributor to Huffington Post and The Jerusalem Post. He was the founding faculty member of the Judaic Studies Program at UCSD.
About the Katzins
For over 30 years, the late Jerome and Miriam Katzin were among the most generous and engaged supporters of UCSD in the San Diego community. The Judaic Studies Program in particular benefited from their munificence, along with the School of Medicine and the Rady School of Business.