Conference URTEX

Urtext, Archetype, Fluidity or Textual Convergence
The Quest for the Texts of the Hebrew Bible
International Conference, Metz, 5-7 November, Metz

Preliminary Schedule

 

Tuesday, 5 November

9:15  Jean-Sébastien ReyStefan SchorchOpening
9:45 Ron Hendel (University of California, Berkeley), Open and Closed Books in Ancient Israel: Two Kinds of Scribal Practice
10:25 Pause
10:45 Noam Mizrahi (Tel Aviv University), Paradise Lost and Regained: Redefining the Urtext and the Goals of Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
11:25 Matthieu Richelle (Ecole pratique des Hautes-Etudes, Paris), Theoretical and Practical Reflections on P. Kahle’s Model
  Lunch
14:05 Corrado Martone (Università degli Studi di Torino), In Praise of the Conjecture. The Emendatio Ope Ingenii after Qumran
14:45 Benjamin Ziemer (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), The Stemmatic Method – a Useful Tool to Evaluate Assumptions on Literary Growth
15:25 Pause
15:45 Martin Tscheu (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), How Many Books of Ezekiel?
16:25 Verónica Moreno Arjona (Université de Lorraine), Linguistic Peculiarities of 4Q383-4Q391: Between the Aramaic Influence and the Ideological Lexical Innovations
17:05 Pause
17:20   Ingrid Lilly (Wofford College), Empirical Data and a Disciplined Imagination: Hebrew Editing in the Textual History of Ezekiel
  Dinner

 

Wednesday, 6 November

9:00 Emanuel Tov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), The Search for an Original Text Form of the Hebrew Bible: Theory and Praxis
9:40 Gary Martin (University of Washington), Constructing and Evaluating Textual Histories and Text-Critical Editions of Decalogue Texts, with Applications to the Interests of Non-Specialists
10:20 Pause
10:40 Jennifer Andruska (Université de Lorraine), Urtext or Textual Plurality? Early Versions of the Song of Songs
11:20 Kirsten Maria Schäfers (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn/ Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Dealing with the Elusive „Urtext“ in Pentateuchal Research. Recent Developments in the Textual History of the Book of Numbers and How To Implement Them into Pentateuchal Exegesis
  Lunch
14:00 Eléonore Cellard (Collège de France), La transmission du Coran dans les premiers siècles de l’Islam: les variantes des manuscrits et la question de l’archétype
14:40 Ralf Elger (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), Scribes as Authors: Arabic Manuscripts
15:20 Pause
15:40 Innocent Himbaza (Université de Fribourg), Should We Assume One Archetype Behind the Textual Diversity of the Pentateuch?
16:20 Stefan Schorch (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), Le manuscrit à l’époque de sa reproduction numérique
  Dinner

 

Thursday, 7 November

9:00 Jan Joosten  (University of Oxford), Parallel Editions and the Question of the Urtext. Evidence from 1 Kings
9:40 Annette Weissenrieder (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), Tabernacular testimonii in Exodus Vetus Latina [Manuscript 104 (Munich Clm 6225)] and Romans 3:28
10:20 Pause
10:40 Frank Ueberschaer (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), The Difference is Not "Small" – But What is Distinguished from What?
11:20 Pablo Torijano Morales & Andres Piquer Otero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), 2 Kings 4: Between Typology and Redaction
  Lunch