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Libraries Host Scholar of Jewish Theology Marvin Sweeney
Marvin Sweeney, professor of Hebrew Bible at the Claremont School of Theology, will discuss Jewish theology at Pepperdine Libraries on Thursday, Oct. 11. The talk will be followed by a response and discussion led by Randall Chestnutt, the William S. Banowsky Chair of Religion and will take place from 4 p.m. in the Surfboard Room of Payson Library, Malibu.
Also an undergraduate and postgraduate alumnus of Claremont, Sweeney specializes in Hebrew Bible studies with a particular focus on prophetic literature. He is especially interested in biblical theology, literary-critical methodologies, ancient exegesis of biblical texts, and the interrelationship between religion and politics in both the ancient and modern worlds.
In addition, he teaches courses in the history of Judaism and Jewish thought. He is currently writing a Jewish Biblical Theology (Fortress Press) and plans commentaries on Ezekiel (Smyth and Helwys) and Isaiah 40-66 (FOTL, Eerdmans), as well as a two-volume study of Jewish Mysticism (Eerdmans).
He is the author of Reading the Hebrew Bible after the Shoah: Engaging Holocaust Theology (Fortress, 2008), I and II Kings: A Commentary (Westminster John Knox, 2007), The Prophetic Literature (Abingdon, 2005), Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature (Mohr Siebeck, 2005), King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel (Oxford University Press, 2001), and editor of Hebrew Studies: A Journal Devoted to Hebrew Language and Literature (2006-present).