Yair Zakovitch

Yair Zakovitch is the Emeritus Father Takeji Otsuki Professor of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is one of the world’s foremost scholars on the literary approach to the Bible and the early history of biblical interpretation. Sessionstitel: What is Literary Archalogy? Presentatör(er): Yair Zakovitch Sessionsbeskrivning: The Hebrew Bible hides within it remnants or echoes of pre-biblical traditions. Detecting these ancient stories and lifting them out from under their written versions, is what I call ‘literary archaeology’. In this lecture, I will demonstrate how we can uncover an an ancient tradition that the Bible has managed to disguise. 60 min Spår: Text

 

Sessionstitel: What is Literary Archalogy?

Presentatör(er): Yair Zakovitch

Sessionsbeskrivning: The Hebrew Bible hides within it remnants or echoes of pre-biblical traditions. Detecting these ancient stories and lifting them out from under their written versions, is what I call ‘literary archaeology’. In this lecture, I will demonstrate how we can uncover an an ancient tradition that the Bible has managed to disguise.

60 min

Spår: Text

 

Sessionstitel: Why was the Tora given in the wilderness?

Presentatör(er): Yair Zakovitch

Sessionsbeskrivning: All the laws were given to Israel in the wilderness: the Bible tells of no laws being given afterwards. What is the reason behind this phenomenon? What does it teach us about Israel’s identity?

60 min

Spår: Text

 

Sessionstitel: King Saul: One death, four accounts

Presentatör(er): Yair Zakovitch

Sessionsbeskrivning: No historical account is objective, and biblical history is no exception. The Bible had contradicting accounts of King Saul’s death. How do we make sense of them? What political agendas stand behind each?

60 min

Spår: Text