April 6, 2017

Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, Boston University

Speakers: Steven Weitzman (University of Pennsylvania) and Benedikt Eckhardt (University of Bremen)

Professors Weitzman and Eckhardt discuss the methods and consequences of bringing a modern literary approach to the text of 1 Maccabees, and consider how such an approach invites reflection on the fictive dimensions of our modern scholarly reconstructions.