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Egyptologist Ed Bleiberg at Scarsdale Synagogue

Start Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ed Bleiberg - Senior Curator at the Brooklyn Museum
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 at Scarsdale Synagogue

6:15 p.m. - Dinner catered by Bosphorus
$36pp in advance; $42pp at the door. RSVP HERE
NOTE: Payment must be received by the office in advance (either by check or by credit card) to qualify for the “in advance” pricing.

7:00 p.m. - Speaker and Discussion. Ed Bleiberg, senior curator at the Brooklyn Museum will discuss extra Biblical evidence of Jewish life at the time of Genesis and Exodus.

8:00 p.m. - Chavurah Service

TOPIC: Reading the Tanach like an Egyptologist
Egypt plays a major role in the history of the Jewish people. The earliest European interest in Egypt in the nineteenth century came from a desire to understand which episodes in the Hebrew Bible could be historically verified. This illustrated talk looks at what the Biblical writer knew about Egypt in the time of the patriarchs, the Exodus, and the prophets. It shows how a modern, scientific knowledge of Egyptian texts and archaeology help us to understand the composition of the Biblical text and how the Bible reflects history.

About Ed Bleiberg
Egyptologist Edward Bleiberg joined the Brooklyn Museum in 1998 from the University of Memphis, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, where he had been Director and Associate Professor. A Pittsburgh native, he graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. Dr. Bleiberg received an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He is the author of several books and articles on the ancient Egyptian economy, Egyptian coffins, and the Jewish minority in ancient Egypt and ancient Rome. Exhibitions that Dr. Bleiberg has organized for Brooklyn include Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt, Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire, To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum, Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies from ancient Egypt and Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt.

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El is a reform Temple located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. 914-725-5175. www.sstte.org

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