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MICHAEL LEGASPI APPOINTED ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN CAMS AND JEWISH STUDIES

Michael Legaspi (PhD Harvard University 2006) is a scholar of the history of biblical interpretation focusing especially on the Hebrew Bible.  He is the author of an award-winning book, The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies (2010) which describes the development in 18th-century Germany of a new kind of Hebrew scholarship modelled on the study of the classical Greek and Roman languages and cultures.  His current project examines the biblical concept of wisdom in a variety of historical contexts from antiquity to the Enlightenment.  Michael has taught at Creighton University and at Phillips Academy in Andover, and will join the faculty of CAMS and Jewish Studies in the fall of 2014.

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