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
14:05 Benjamin Ziemer (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), The Stemmatic Method – a Useful Tool to Evaluate Assumptions on Literary Growth
14:45 Martin Tscheu (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), How Many Books of Ezekiel?
15:25 Pause
15:45 Verónica Moreno Arjona (Université de Lorraine), Linguistic Peculiarities of 4Q383-4Q391: Between the Aramaic Influence and the Ideological Lexical Innovations
16:25 Ingrid Lilly (Wofford College), Empirical Data and a Disciplined Imagination: Hebrew Editing in the Textual History of Ezekiel


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
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 Corrado Martone (Università degli Studi di Torino), In Praise of the Conjecture. The Emendatio Ope Ingenii after Qumran
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


Thursday, 7 November

9:00 Jan Joosten  (University of Oxford), Parallel Editions and the Question of the Urtext. Evidence from 1 Kings
9:40 Frank Ueberschaer (Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg), The Difference is Not "Small" – But What is Distinguished from What?
10:20 Pause
10:40 Pablo Torijano Morales & Andres Piquer Otero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), 2 Kings 4: Between Typology and Redaction