Details about Berman Lectures on October 7-8

The Interpreter Foundation is pleased to announce a presentation by Dr. Joshua Berman, Senior Lecturer in the Bible Department at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. On Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00 pm in the Varsity Theater at BYU, Provo, Utah, he will present “The Differences between the Tabernacle and the Temple: Architecture and Ideology.”

The event is open to the public, and admission is free. No registration is necessary. The Varsity Theater is in the northeast section of the Wilkinson Center. We suggest parking in the lots east of the Wilkinson Center, which are open to the public in the evening. Take 900 East to get to these lots: Campus Drive no longer connects to the Wilkinson Center. You may also park in the BYU Museum of Art parking lot, which is accessible from Campus Drive.

Dr. Berman is the author of The Temple: Its Symbolism and Meaning Then and Now (Jason Aronson Publishers, 1995, 2010). His book is widely known for its rigorous scholarship and spiritual enrichment, animating the meaning of the ancient Temple of Jerusalem, its rites, and the biblical passages that describe it. Watch for an article from this book that will soon be posted on Interpreter at

Dr. Berman received a B.A. in Religion from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Bible from Bar-Ilan University. An orthodox rabbi, he and his wife have four children and reside in Bet Shemesh, Israel. Berman’s brief visit to Utah is co-sponsored by BYU Studies, the Academy for Temple Studies, the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, the Interpreter Foundation, and the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

The presentation on Wednesday will be recorded and made available a few weeks afterward via the BYU Studies Youtube channel. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Hurlbut at

On Thursday, October 8, Dr. Berman will give two more presentations:

At 11:00 am, Dr. Berman will present “The Kadesh Inscriptions of Ramesses II and the Exodus Sea Account” in room 238, Herald R. Clark Building, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, BYU.

At 3:00 pm, his presentation is “How Legal Theory Has (Mis-)Shaped the Study of Biblical Law, and Whether the Four Biblical Law Corpora Supersede or Complement Each Other.” This will be held in the J. Reuben Clark Law School, room 205.

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