October 11, 2000
Professor of Talmud to Deliver Annual Quint
Lecture in Jewish Studies at Middlebury College on Oct.
Talk Will Be Titled “Jews, Messiah, and the
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
Colleges Geonomics House on Hillcrest Road, off College Street
(Route 125). His lecture will be titled “Jews, Messiah, and the
Millennium.” Sponsored by the Colleges 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
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.