Audio Lectures

Samuel David Luzzatto: Italy, 1850

Posted February 6, 2014

S.D. Luzzatto (Shadal) was one of the premier Jewish Biblical commentators of the first half of the nineteenth century. This lecture will explore his method of exegesis including his willingness to engage scholarly discussion of textual emendations and human involvement in Biblical miracles. How did Shadal integrate the world of Western Enlightenment with traditional Jewish Biblical studies?
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