TuesdayS@Tantur with Dr. Paul Mandel: Finding Meaning in the Bible: On the Evolution of the Word Midrash as a Hermeneutic Term in Late Antiquity


Location: Tantur Chapel, Tantur Ecumenical Institute

Paul Mandel

Dr. Paul Mandel was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, and made aliya to Israel in the 1970's. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, where he teaches Midrash and Aggadah, Talmud, Hermeneutics and Jewish literature of the Second Temple period. Having completed a BSc and MSc in physics in the US, he was always interested in both math and sciences as well as literature and Jewish studies. Dr. Mandel studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he received an MA and PhD from the department of Hebrew Literature, concentrating in the transmission of rabbinic midrashic literature and its poetic development. He has recently published a book titled The Origins of Midrash: From Teaching to Text (Leiden: Brill, 2017).

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