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NYU Taub: Lunch/Colloquium w Prof. Jordan Penkower
November 8 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This detailed PowerPoint presentation will review the history of the Tablets of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments inscribed thereon – from the Bible through the Middle Ages, in both Jewish and Christian Art, and down to two of Rembrandt’s paintings. In both of these paintings, the last five Commandments can be read clearly. We will discuss the shape of the Two Tablets, the division of the Ten Commandments, the division of the Sections (Parashot) and the Jewish sources upon which these representations are based.