Gideon Bohak, Professor of Hebrew Culture Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
will present a lecture on “Jesus the Magician in the Earliest Versions of Toledot Yeshu”
Gideon Bohak teaches at Tel Aviv University, and focuses on the history of Jewish magic and on the magical, mystical, astrological and divinatory texts from the Cairo Genizah. His most recent books include Ancient Jewish Magic: A History, Cambridge, 2008, and A Fifteenth-Century Manuscript of Jewish Magic, Los Angeles, 2014 (in Hebrew). His many articles are devoted to the publication and analysis of new texts, and to programmatic discussions of Jewish magic and of Jewish history.