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Scholar Receives Award for Book on Early Hebrew

Scholar Receives Award for Book on Early Hebrew

by Administrator Jan 07, 2011

Seth Sanders, Visiting Research Scholar at ISAW, was awarded the The Frank Moore Cross Award on November 19th, 2010 at the Annual Meeting of theAmerican Schools of Oriental Research in Atlanta for his book:

The Invention of Hebrew (University of Illinois Press, 2009)

The Frank Moore Cross Award is presented to the editor/author of the most substantial volume(s) related to ancient Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean epigraphy, text and/or tradition. This work must be the result of original research published during the past two years.

The book was also a finalist for the Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award of the 2009 National Jewish Book Awards.

Seth's book was also the subject of a session of the Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology Program Unit at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta on November 21, 2010

Book Review: Seth L. Sanders, The Invention of Hebrew (University of Illinois Press, 2009)

Matthew Suriano, University of California-Los Angeles, Welcome (5 min)
John Hobbins, United Methodist Church, Presiding (10 min)
Avraham Faust, Bar Ilan University, Panelist (20 min)
Bruce Zuckerman, University of Southern California, Panelist (20 min)
Simeon Chavel, University of Chicago, Panelist (20 min)
Steven Grosby, Clemson University, Panelist (20 min)
Seth Sanders, Trinity College - Hartford, Respondent (30 min)
Discussion (25 min)