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SBL/EABS 2018 Program

July 30 - August 5

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 Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians, and Muslims

8/02/2018
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Theme: Christian Arabic Translations and Commentaries

Meira Polliack, Tel Aviv University, Presiding

 

Miriam L. Hjälm, Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy, Stockholm School of Theology

“They saw no man, save Jesus only.” Approaches to Scripture in Christian Arabic Psalm Commentaries (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Robert Turnbull, Ridley College Melbourne

Arabic Gospel Lectionaries at Jerusalem (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Vevian Zaki, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Before the Polyglots: The Journey of a Text of the Arabic Pauline Epistles (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)


The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam (EABS)
Joint Session With: The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam (EABS), Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians, and Muslims

8/02/2018
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Theme: Biblical Characters and Episodes in Arabic Sources by Jews, Christians and Muslims

Meira Polliack, Tel Aviv University, Presiding

 

Zafer Mohammad, Biblia Arabica Project

A Study of of the references to Jerusalem in her promising times in the Judaeo-Arabic versions of the book of Isaiah (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Marzena Zawanowska, University of Warsaw & Jewish Historical Institute

Reception of the character of David in Judah Halevi’s Book of Kuzari
(25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Joonas Maristo, Helsingin Yliopisto – Helsingfors Universitet

“Infants who spoke” topos in the hadith literature (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)


Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Joint Session With: Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam (EABS)

8/03/2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Theme: Cross-pollinations: Jewish and Christian Translations, Islamic Terminology

Marzena Zawanowska, Presiding

 

Arik Sadan, Shalem College

What is the genealogy of Job and where is the land of Oz? Possible answers according to early Christian-Arabic and Judeo-Arabic bible translations and commentaries on the book of Job (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Aurélie Bischofberger, Université de Lausanne

Drawing on Different Sources: Reexamining the Christian Arabic Translation of the Peshitta (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Yosef Yuval Tobi, University of Haifa

Arabic and Islamic Elements in the Sa‘adia’s Biblical Translation and
Commentary (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Meirav Nadler-Akirav, Bar-Ilan University

Islamic Elements in Yefet ben ʿEli’s Commentary on the Book of Malachi (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)

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July 30
End:
August 5
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Organizer

Research Group “The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam”

Venue

University of Helinski
Yliopistonkatu 4
Helinski, 00100 Finnland
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