Lincoln Unlocked Lecture - Professor Joanna Weinberg: Richard Kilbye (1560/61–1620): Lincoln College's first great collector and reader of Hebrew books
5.15pm talk, followed by refreshments and a small exhibition of related works
This, the third lecture in the Lincoln Unlocked Lecture Series, will be given by Professor Joanna Weinberg (Professor of Early Modern Jewish History and Rabbinics at Oxford).
Richard Kilbye, Rector of Lincoln College and Regius Professor of Hebrew, was a member of the first Oxford Company commissioned to translate the major and minor prophets for the King James Bible and an exceptional student of the Hebrew language and its literature. In this talk Professor Weinberg will show how Kilbye collected and annotated his books and that he studied Hebrew with a Jew. She will also demonstrate how his explorations of biblical and particularly Jewish exegetical traditions show this remarkable scholar, translator and commentator to have been one of the exceptional readers of Jewish texts in early seventeenth-century England.
Free admission, all welcome. Please use our online booking form to reserve tickets in advance.