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Origeniana Duodecima




The Origeniana Duodecima was hosted by the Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University (CSC).

It took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus campus, on June 25-29, 2017. The theme of the conference was:


Origen's Legacy in the Holy Land–A Tale of Three Cities: Jerusalem, Caesarea and Bethlehem




Opening Keynote Session

Greetings: Prof. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Director of the Center for the Study of Christianity

Keynote Lecture: Prof. Lorenzo Perrone, University of Bologna,

"Origen and His Legacy in the Holy Land: Fortune and Misfortune of a Literary and Theological Heritage"






Closing Plenary Session

Chair: Prof. Lorenzo Perrone, University of Bologna

Prof. Andrew Cain, University of Colorado,

"Jerome’s Appropriation of Origen in his Pauline Commentaries and the Architecture of Exegetical Authority"



Dr. Hillel Newman, University of Haifa,
"Jerome in the Holy Land: The Legacy of Origen and the Legacy of the Jews"





See here conference program.

See here list of speakers and conference presentation titles.

See here conference abstracts.

See here inviatation to opening session and keynote lecture.



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Academic committee: Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Oded Irshai, Aryeh Kofsky, Christoph Markschies, Hillel Newman, Lorenzo Perrone.


Organizer: Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, The Center for the Study of Christianity



Fresco depicting saints praying. Plaster and pigment. Caesarea, 6th-7th century CE.

Photograph © Israel Museum, Jerusalem / by Meidad Sochovolsky

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