Amy Paulsen-Reed – she studied Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations with a focus on modern Hebrew literature. After graduating with her B.A., she spent 2005-2009 at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary working towards a Masters in Biblical Languages and a Masters in Hebrew Bible. After that, she began the Th.D. program at Harvard Divinity School under the supervision of Jon Levenson. She wrote her dissertation on the Slavonic pseudepigraphon “The Apocalypse of Abraham”, where she argues that there is a high probability that it is an ancient Jewish document and that it displays the most affinity with 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch. She also states that postmodern approaches to midrash can be quite fruitful when applied to the analysis of pseudepigrapha. This dissertation contains the first English summary of Russian and Bulgarian sources relevant to the historical context for the translation of the pseudepigrapha into Old Church Slavonic during the Middle Ages.
This roundtable talk will be available later in 2021