Judaism scholar to give Tate Lecture

Eva Mroczek

Eva Mroczek, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Davis, will deliver the 2019 Alice Tate Lecture in Judaic Studies. Her presentation, “Out of the Caves: Manuscript Discovery and New Biblical Pasts,” is scheduled for 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the Rowe Arts Building, Room 130.

In her lecture, Mroczek will discuss how tales of hidden knowledge and new biblical pasts challenge assumptions about what scripture and tradition means in Jewish literature and beyond. 

Mroczek studies the texts and traditions of ancient Judaism, including the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and para-biblical texts, with a special interest in the development and interpretation of prophecy, prayer and lament literature in second temple Jewish culture.

The Tate Lecture in Judaic Studies is possible through an endowment from the late Alice Lindsay Tate of New York, who also endowed the Isaac Swift Distinguished Professorship in Judaic Studies at UNC Charlotte.