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Wisdom Embodied: Ancient Greek and Jewish Conceptions of the Sage

Tuesday, November 14, at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Elisa Uusimäki presents “Wisdom Embodied: Ancient Greek and Jewish Conceptions of the Sage” in University Hall 122. Afterwards, anyone who feels inclined can adjourn to the Phoenix!

Nov 08, 2017

Dr.  Uusimäki is an Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow (2015-2018) at the University of Helsinki and a visiting fellow at Yale University. She has studied and conducted research at the University of Manchester (2010-2011), Yale University (a Fulbright fellow, 2011-2012 & 2016-2017), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2014-2015), and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (March-April 2016). Uusimäki’s research focuses on ancient Jewish literature, and her current research project "Wisdom and Paideia: A Study on Hellenistic Jewish Sages" analyzes the formation of a wise person in antiquity, with a particular focus on the lived aspect of wisdom and virtue. Uusimäki has published on Jewish wisdom literature, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient scriptural interpretation, the concepts of wisdom and torah, the figure of the sage in antiquity, and moral exemplarity in biblical literature.

She has published extensively, most notably her monograph entitled Turning Proverbs towards Torah: An Analysis of 4Q525 (STDJ, 2016). Her articles have appeared in JSJ, DSD, JSP, etc. For more information about Dr. Uusimäki, click here.

When: Tuesday, November 14, 1:30 p.m. 
Where: University Hall, Room 122