The UCSD Judaic Studies Program presents:

The Book of Job After the Shoah

by Choon-Leong Seow, PhD.
Princeton Theological Seminary

Description: It should come as no surprise that the book of Job, which tells the story of the suffering of an innocent man, is one that Jews read afresh in the light of the Shoah. This lecture explores  the variety of responses in the wake of that event, as seen in the writings of Elie Wiesel, Martin Buber, Margarete Sussmann, Andre Neher, Joseph Soloveitchik, Ernst Bloch, Richard Rubebstein, Abraham Heschel, and others.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
5:00 pm
Faculty Club, Seuss Library Room
UC San Diego
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Choon-Leong Seow Professor Choon-Leong Seow is the author of several books and articles, including: A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (2nd edition; Abingdon, 1995); Myth, Drama, and the Politics of David's Dance (Harvard Semitic Monograph, 1989); Ecclesiastes (Anchor Bible; Yale University Press, 1997); Kings (New Interpreters Bible; Abingdon, 1999); and Daniel (Westminster Bible Companion, Westminster/John Knox, 2003). He is co-editor of Hebrew Inscriptions: Texts from the Biblical Period of the Monarchy (Yale University Press, 2005).

His most recent book is Job 1-21: Interpretation and Commentary (Eerdmans, 2013), the first of a two-volume work that studies the biblical book and its consequences in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in commentaries and theological works, as well as in literature, the visual and performing arts.

Professor Seow currently serves as Henry Snyder Gehman Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary.