Evil Spirits, Wayward Stars, and Scribal Knowledge in Jewish Antiquity

The CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies invites you to a special lecture by this year’s Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholar, Dr. Annette Yoshiko Reed.

Free and open to audiences in Colorado and beyond.

Zoom Webinar
Thursday, February 24
7:00 – 8:00 pm (MT)
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When did ancient Jews begin to write about demons, angels, and the afterlife? Evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls now allows us to answer this question anew. This talk explores a forgotten moment in Jewish cultural history when Jewish scribes claimed totalizing knowledge about the cosmos and its cycles, spanning astronomy, fallen angels, demons, and the End of Time.

Annette Yoshiko Reed is currently a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU. Her research spans ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and their reception in the intertwined histories of Jews and Christians. Among her books are Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity (2005), Jewish-Christiainity and the History of Judaism (2018), and Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism (2020). She is currently working on a book on forgetting.

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