Conference Proceeding: Recovering and Disseminating Ancient Jewish Texts in the Digital Age

This session will address how ancient Jewish documents that have been discovered in the Cairo Genizah, in Greek Orthodox monasteries, and in the Judean desert's Dead Sea caves can be accessed and utilized in the teaching of Jewish history and literature. These documents have only recently been (or are in the process of being) digitized, and with this new accessibility, students can gain a deeper appreciation for how early Jewish literature was written, transmitted, and preserved. This session will also suggest ways in which Malka Z. Simkovich's book, Discovering Second Temple Literature, can be used to supplement the teaching of these documents.

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