Document 15014103

The Department of Religious Studies, the Jewish Studies Program,
and the College of Arts and Sciences in conjunction with
the Henry S. Levinson Program Endowment for Jewish Studies,
the Herman and Zelda Bernard Distinguished Professorship in Jewish Studies,
and the Barbara Colchamiro Endowment, and the
Judith Rosenstock Hyman Jewish Studies Program Endowment
"This lecture is also sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill, made
possible by a grant from the Charles H. Revson foundation in honor of Eli N. Evans '58”
present a Public Lecture
Dr. Richard Friedman
Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies
University of Georgia
Before the Apple - What Was Life
Like Before the Events in Eden?
Sunday, April 13, 2008
7:30 pm
Elliott University Auditorium
Free Parking in Walker Avenue Deck
Reception to Follow
Richard Elliott Friedman is the Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies. He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge and Oxford and a Senior Fellow at
the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, and he participated in the City of David Project archaeological excavations of biblical Jerusalem. He
is the author of The Exile and Biblical Narrative (Harvard Semitic Monographs); Who Wrote the Bible? (Simon and Schuster); The Disappearance of God
(Little, Brown); The Hidden Face of God (HarperCollins); The Hidden Book in the Bible (HarperCollins); Commentary on the Torah (HarperCollins); and The
Bible with Sources Revealed (HarperCollins). He is editor of The Creation of Sacred Literature (University of California Press); The Poet and the Historian
(Harvard Semitic Studies); The Future of Biblical Studies: The Hebrew Scriptures (Scholars Press); and LeDavid Maskil (Eisenbrauns). His books have been
translated into Hebrew, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Turkish, and French. He has been interviewed by
CNN’s Larry King and on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition” and “Radio Times” and “Talk of the Nation.” Articles and citations of his
work have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Time, Newsweek, and
other print media. He was a consultant for the Dreamworks film “The Prince of Egypt,” for NBC “The Eternal Light,” for A&E “Mysteries of the Bible,” and
for A&E “Who Wrote the Bible?,” for PBS “Nova: The People of the Covenant: The Origins of Ancient Israel and the Emergence of Judaism,” for European
television's ARTE “The Bible Revealed,” and for PBS “The Kingdom of David.”
For more information, call the Religious Studies Department at 334-5762