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220 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

October 2019

Joseph Lam, ‘When Sacrifice Began: Sacrifice and Narrative in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature’

October 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carolina Hall, Room 204, 220 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Joseph Lam is a scholar of the languages, texts and literatures of the ancient Near East, focusing on the diverse written traditions of the Levant (Syria-Palestine) in the 2nd and 1st millennia BCE, including the Hebrew Bible and the texts from ancient Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra). He studies the elucidation of ancient religious thought and practice through the analysis of (sometimes difficult-to-decipher) written sources. Lam maintains an active engagement with general questions in the linguistic study of Hebrew and in…

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