A Visit to the Pontifical Biblical Institute

Led by Prof. Dr. Joseph Sievers, '73GSAS '81GSAS Professor of Jewish History and Literature of the Hellenistic Period at Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

Please join us for a private view of The Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, guided by Dr. Sievers. Commonly known as "the Biblicum,” its library actually does not hold biblical or other manuscripts (the ones it owns have been transferred to the Vatican Library for safekeeping). Instead, we shall see a rather unique library of close to 200,000 volumes for the current study of the Bible and its world. This includes what is apparently the largest Egyptological collection in Italy. It also includes a collection of hundreds of translations of the Bible, and hundreds of current journals in its field. The library is located in Palazzo Muti Papazzurri, with some of the earliest cast-iron stacks. It also includes a frescoed room attributed to Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi and Niccolò Berrettoni.  The Institute also holds a small collection of relief maps of the Ancient Near East, dating to the 1950s.   The Pontifical Biblical Institute currently features an enrollment of ca. 300 students from 70 countries, and is host to a renowned and international faculty.  

Dr. Sievers recently organised Jesus and the Pharisees: An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal.  In this symposium, Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and secular scholars discussed the Pharisees and their reception from ancient times until the present. jesusandthepharisees.org


For the full CV of Dr. Sievers, please see: https://www.biblico.it/professori/Sievers-CV.pdf

February 27, 2020 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Pontifical Biblical Institute

Piazza della Pilotta 35
Rome 00186

Cornelia Lauf

Daniela Ganelin Mauro Patini Meghan Sullivan-Silva James P Graham Matthew Beckmann Andrea Mandel-Mantello Klaus Steinmann Giovanni Cozzani Andrea Levantini Joseph Sievers

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