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July 2017

Jewish Tragedy and Islamic Identity: The Image of the Jews as Portrayed in Muslim Narratives Dealing with the Destruction of Jerusalem

4. July 2017
The International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds

Yolanda Yavor (Tel Aviv University)

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‘And Esther found Favor in the eyes of all who saw her’: ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ in Medieval Jewish Commentaries on the Character of Esther

4. July 2017
THe International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds

Sivan Nir (Tel Aviv University)

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September 2017

Biblia Arabica Series, volume 5

1. September 2017

Volume 5 of the Biblia Arabica series is now available online and in print from Brill: Hjälm, Miriam L. Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims. Biblia Arabica 5. Leiden: Brill, 2017. DOI: 10.1163/9789004347403. ISBN: 9789004347403 (online), 9789004347168 (print). From the publisher: Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition offers recent findings on the reception, translation and use of the Bible in Arabic among Jews, Samaritans, Christians and Muslims from the early Islamic…

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November 2017

The Binding of Isaac: Isaac or Ishmael?

5. November 2017 @ 18:00
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Iqbal Abd El-Raziq with Prof. Ishay Rosen-Zvi (Tel Aviv University)

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April 2018

Scholarship Ceremony in Memory of Dr. Ilana Sasson Z”L

April 10 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Rosenberg Building, Hall 01, Tel Aviv University, Rosenberg Building
Tel Aviv, Israel
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The Department of Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University cordially invites you to the ceremony of granting a scholarship in memory of Dr. Ilana Sasson Z”L on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 2–4 PM, at the Rosenberg Building, Hall 01. Please see details in the attached flyer. PDF: Ilana Sasson Memorial Scholarship Ceremony

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A Status Quaestionis of Research in the Arabic Bible

April 16

A Status Quaestionis of Research on the Arabic Bible can be found here https://www.academia.edu/36384637/The_Status_Quaestionis_of_Research_on_the_Arabic_Bible Published in Semitic Linguistics and Manuscripts : A Liber Discipulorum in Honour of Professor Geoffrey Khan, eds. Nadia Vidro, Ronny Vollandt, Esther-Miriam Wagner, Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Studia Semitica Upsaliensia 30. Available to download (open access): http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1192909/FULLTEXT01.pdf A paperback version will also be available soon for purchase: http://acta.mamutweb.com/Shop/List/-Studia-Semitica-Upsaliensia-ISSN-0585-5535/74/1

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May 2018

“The One with the Mantle” – Dhū al-Kifl in Early and Classical Muslim Sources: An Etymological Examination

May 15 @ 15:00 - 15:45
Rämistrasse 59, Room RAA-G-01, University of Zurich

Iqbal Abd El-Raziq (Tel Aviv University) presented "'The One with the Mantle' – Dhū al-Kifl in Early and Classical Muslim Sources: An Etymological Examination" at the international conference "Polemics and Prophethood in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" organized by the Sigi Feigel Visiting Professorship for Jewish Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Zurich, where the conference was held. Download Conference Program

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July 2018

SBL/EABS 2018 Program

July 30 - August 5
University of Helinski, Yliopistonkatu 4
Helinski, 00100 Finnland
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The Research Group "The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam" will be hosting sessions on commentary literature and translation and interpretation at the European Association of Biblical Studies/Society of Biblical Literature International conference. The sessions will be hosted jointly with The Biblia Arabica Consultation (SBL) and members of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA). Program The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam (EABS) Joint Session With: The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam (EABS), Biblia Arabica: The…

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October 2018

Biblia Arabica Team Meets with Partners in Athens to Discuss Cataloguing of Mt. Sinai Manuscripts

October 5 - October 7

Three members of the Biblia Arabica team joined discussions last weekend in Athens aimed at developing a proposal to catalogue and describe the hundreds of Arabic and Syriac manuscripts in St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai, the oldest continuously operating library in the world. These manuscripts include many of the earliest attested Bible translations into Arabic. They are currently being digitized through a collaboration between St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai, the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (EMEL), and the UCLA…

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An introduction to Judaeo-Arabic bible translations with an emphasis on the Karaite bible translator and commentator Yefet Ben Eli

October 6
Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Dialekte und Sprachvariation Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg Deutschland

Dr. Arik Sadan (Tel Aviv/Jerusalem) presented "An introduction to Judaeo-Arabic bible translations with an emphasis on the Karaite bible translator and commentator Yefet Ben Eli" in the conference "Bibeluebersetzungen in sprachvergleichender Perspektive." (Click to download the program.)

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