October 11, 2000

Professor of Talmud to Deliver Annual Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies at Middlebury College on Oct. 25

Talk Will Be Titled "Jews, Messiah, and the Millennium"


MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Chaim Milikowsky, professor of Talmud at Bar Ilan University, Israel, will deliver the 13th annual Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Robert A. Jones Seminar room of Middlebury College’s Geonomics House on Hillcrest Road, off College Street (Route 125). His lecture will be titled "Jews, Messiah, and the Millennium." Sponsored by the College’s religion department, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Milikowsky, who received his doctorate from Yale, has been a faculty member at Bar Ilan University since 1977. Now in the process of its publication, he has worked for the past 25 years on a critical edition of "Seder Olam," a rabbinic chronology of the world that merges modes of historiography and biblical analysis. Milikowsky has published numerous articles on the intellectual history of Judaism in the first centuries of this era, and is currently exploring several approaches to the study of midrash, an ancient Jewish biblical interpretation.

The Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies was established in 1987 by Hannah A. Quint and her son Eliot Levenson of the Middlebury class of 1964. The mandate of the lectureship is to provoke thought at the College and in the larger Middlebury community on important issues in Jewish history, religion, and culture.

For more information, contact Charlene Barrett of the Middlebury College religion department at 802-443-5289.