Universität Wien FIND

060031 SE The Dead Sea Scrolls between Law and Eschaton (2019W)

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Language: German

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 16.10. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 23.10. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 30.10. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 06.11. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 13.11. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 04.12. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 11.12. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 08.01. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 15.01. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 22.01. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Wednesday 29.01. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the most important manuscript finds ever. They provide new insights in ancient Jewish literature from Hellenistic times - a literature was lost for millenia. The Dead Sea Scrolls document thus a period in the cultural history of Judaism in which the roots of Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity grew. Accordingly, the topics of law/halakha and eschatology/messianism play a crucial role in many of them.

Chief Rabbi Arie Folger will contribute to those classes of the course that will engage with halakhic questions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation, final term paper, active and regular partipation as well as thoroughly prepared translations of the Hebrew texts.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In this class, we will read selected Dead Sea Scrolls in the original Hebrew and interpret them. Some of these Dead Sea Scrolls we will read in photographs of the manuscripts themselves.

Examination topics

Reading list

E. Lohse, ed., Die Texte aus Qumran: Hebräisch und Deutsch, 1981
D.W. Parry und E. Tov, eds., The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, 1. ed. vol. 1-6, 2004-2005; 2. ed. vol. 1-2, 2014
A. Steudel, ed., Die Texte aus Qumran II: Hebräisch/Aramäisch und Deutsch, Darmstadt 2001
E. Ulrich, The Biblical Qumran Scrolls, 2010
J.C. VanderKam, The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, 2010
J. C. VanderKam, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible, 2012

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