Exhibit Opening: Sebastian Münster and 16th Century Christian Hebraism

Roots, Influences, and Beyond: Sebastian Münster (1488-1552)

For fifteen hundred years, only a few Christians were able to read the Hebrew Bible in its original language. All that changed in the sixteenth century, when the first Hebrew grammars and lexicons were written by Christians. The leading Christian Hebraist of that period was Sebastian Münster, who authored and edited nearly 70 works in Hebrew and Aramaic, a few of which are presented in this exhibit at Vanderbilt University.

This exhibit is curated by Professor Choon-leong Seow, Almond Sin, and Charlotte.

The opening program is Wednesday, Oct. 10, 3-5:00 PM in the Divinity Library.

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