Peter Tarras is a research assistant in the DFG-funded project “Arabic and Latin Glossary” based at the University of Würzburg. He is currently completing his PhD thesis, supervised by Prof. Peter Adamson, LMU Munich, under the title “Dysdaimonia: Evil, Free Will, and Eschatology in al-Fārābī”. Peter teaches courses on different aspects of medieval Middle Eastern Judaism at the Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, LMU Munich. As an associated member of Biblia Arabica, he has worked on biblical quotations in Christian Arabic apologetical literature and developed a strong interest in manuscript studies and the history of modern manuscript collections.Selected publications relevant to the project
“From Sinai to Munich: Tracing the History of a Fragment from the Grote Collection”, COMSt Bulletin 6/1 (2020): 73-90. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25592/uhhfdm.1108.
“4.11 Ecclesiasticus/Ben Sira: Arabic”, in: Frank Feder, Matthias Henze (eds), The Textual History of the Bible, vol. 2: Deuterocanonical Scriptures, part 2B: Baruch/Jeremiah, Daniel (Additions), Ecclesiasticus/Ben Sira, Enoch, Esther (Additions), Ezra (Leiden: Brill, 2019), 277-281. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0204110000.
“14.14 Tobit: Arabic”, in: Frank Feder, Matthias Henze (eds), The Textual History of the Bible, vol. 2: Deuterocanonical Scriptures, part 2C: Jubilees, Judith, Macabees, Prayer of Manasseh, Psalms 151-155, Psalms and Odes of Solomon, Tobit, Wisdom of Solomon (Leiden: Brill, 2019), 463-465. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0214140000.
“The Spirit Before the Letter: Theodore Abū Qurra’s Use of Biblical Quotations in the Context of Early Christian Arabic Apologetics.” In Senses of Scripture, Treasures of Tradition: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims, edited by Miriam Lindgren Hjälm, 79–103. Biblia Arabica 5. Leiden: Brill, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004347403_005.