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060032 SE Between Rewritten Bible and Commentary (2013S)

The pre-Rabbinic Reception of the Jewish Scriptures

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 14.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 21.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 11.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 18.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 25.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 02.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 23.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 06.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 13.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 20.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17
Thursday 27.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 2 Judaistik UniCampus Hof 7 2L-EG-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Already in antiquity, Jewish literature developed in a discourse with and in interpretation of earlier authoritative Literature. In its interpretative approach Judaism was influenced by the interpretative strategies of other ancient cultures. By way of this interpretative and intercultural discourse ancient Judaism was able to develop key components of its cultural memory and religion. As today, Jewish identity was formed in interpretation of authoritative literature in antiquity.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation and final term paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The seminar will introduce into the different interpretative genres and approaches of ancient Judaism and will investigate their hermeneutic functions.

Examination topics

Reading list

A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism (ed. M. Henze; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012)
In the Second Degree: Paratextual Literature in Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean Cultures and Its Reflections in Medieval Literature (eds. P. S. Alexander, A. Lange, and R. Pillinger; Leiden: Brill, 2010)
A. Lange/Z. Plese, Transpositional Hermeneutics: A Hermeneutical Comparison of the Derveni Papyrus, Aristobulus of Alexandria and the Qumran Pesharim, Journal of Ancient Judaism 3 (2012): 15-67

Association in the course directory

BA: U1-215, U1-413
MA: U2-213, U2-413

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