Babylonian Jews under Ancient Persian Rule, and the Production of the Babylonian Talmud

Department: Jewish Studies

Date and Time: February 8, 2018 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway (HG) 1341

Event Details

Please join us on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6-8 pm in UC Irvine's Humanities Gateway (HG) 1341 for a talk titled "Babylonian Jews under Ancient Persian Rule, and the Production of Babylonian Talmud" by Professor Simcha Gross (UC Irvine).

Dr. Simcha Gross is an assistant professor of History in the  School of Humanities at UC Irvine. He received his Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 2017 and recently taught at Stanford University. Gross specializes in Ancient Jewish and Christian history, currently concentrating on Jews and Syriac Christians living under Sasanian Persian and early Arab-Muslim rule. He is also interested in the co-formation of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. One of his current projects is to study Jewish and Syriac Christian historiography not as unproblematic accounts of the past, but as reflections of their authors' present imperial context. He recently co-authored the book The 'History of the Slave of Christ': From Jewish Child to Christian Martyr.

This event is presented by Persian Friends of Humanities, UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, and UCI Center for Jewish Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Closest parking structure are Mesa Parking Structure and Student Center Parking Structure.