Three Lectures by Gerrit Bos (M-T-W, 1-3 October)

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Gerrit Bos is chair of the Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Cologne, Germany, and the general editor of the Medical Works of Moses Maimonides, a series of sixteen volumes published by the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative at Brigham Young University. Proficient in classical and Semitic languages, particularly Arabic and Hebrew, Dr. Bos is widely published in the fields of Jewish studies, Islamic studies, and medieval Islamic science and medicine.

All lectures will be held in the Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) at BYU. Please enter through the south doors. The lectures are free and open to all interested members of the academic community.

Mon., Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m., HBLL 3712
“Synonym literature in Hebrew manuscripts and the innovation of a Hebrew medical terminology by Shem Tov Ben Isaac of Tortosa (fl. 13th century) in his translation of al-Zahrawi’s Kitab al-tasrif.”

Tues., Oct. 2, Noon, HBLL 3714
“Moses Maimonides, medical doctor and author: Some aspects of his work, medical training, theory and practice.”

Wed., Oct. 3, Noon, HBLL 3712
“Medieval stone lore in Hebrew garb: Berekhiah Ben Natronai ha-Nakdan and the Sefer ko’ach ha-avanim (On the virtues of stones).”



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