Program

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Monday, 8 August 2022

Room KOH-B-10 / Video-Recording Monday, 14.15-17.30

14.15-14.30  Opening of the Congress

Welcome addresses:

  • Gabriele Siegert, Vice President of the University of Zurich
  • Sylvie F. Matter, Vice President of the Parliament of the Canton of Zurich

14.30-15.20

 

Chair: Hindy Najman (Oxford)

Jutta Jokiranta (Helsinki):
The Lure or Relief of Ritualized Behavior: Cognitive and Cultural Readings of Scrolls

15.20-16.10

Nathan MacDonald (Cambridge):
Turbulent Priests? Rethinking the History of the Israelite Priesthood

  Coffee break

16.40-17.30
 

Chair: Christl Maier (Marburg)

Peter Dubovský (Rome):
Neo-Assyrian Archival Texts and the Bible

17.30-18.20
 
David Vanderhooft (Boston):
Travel and Divination Inquiries in the Hebrew Bible and Epigraphic Sources (this presentation is not available via live-stream)
18.20-18.50 Refreshments in the Atrium (University of Zurich)

Video-Recording Monday, 18.50-20.00

18.50-19.10 

 
Welcome addresses:
  • Ralph Lewin, President of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities
  • Franziska Driessen-Reding, President of the Catholic Church in the Canton of Zurich
  • Michel Müller, President of the Reformed Church in Zurich
  • Ulrich Knoepfel, Council of the Protestant Church in Switzerland

19.10-20.00 

 

Chair: Annette Schellenberg (Wien)

Presidential Address: Konrad Schmid (Zurich):
The Composition of the Pentateuch as a Historical and a Hermeneutical Problem

20.00-21.30  Reception (University of Zurich), supported by the City and Canton of Zurich / Location: outside near the fountain (rear entrance main building) follow signposts

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Room KOH-B-10 / Video-Recording Tuesday, 9.00-12.50

09.00-09.50

 

Chair: David Carr (New York)

Steed Davidson (Chicago):
Imperial Desires: Constructions and Maintenance of Race in Biblical Interpretation

09.50-10.40 

 
Benjamin Sommer (New York):
What Is the Problem in the Cursing Psalms? Scripture, Genre, and the Ethics of Prayer
  Coffee break

11.10-12.00

 

Chair: Louis Jonker (Stellenbosch)

Judith Newman (Toronto):
Time, Text, and Ancestors in the Memories of Israel: A New Perspective

12.00-12.50

 
Oded Lipschits (Tel Aviv):
Since When and for How Long Has the “Clan of Azekah” Been Part of the Kingdom of Judah?
   
14.30-15.00 Short Papers
15.00-15.30
15.30-16.00 
  Coffee break
16.30-17.00 Short Papers
17.00-17.30
17.30-18.00
18.30-21.00 Reception in the Atrium (University of Zurich), supported by the European Research Council

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Room KOH-B-10 / Video-Recording Wednesday 9.00-12.00

09.00-09.50

 

Chair: Corinna Körting (University of Hamburg)

Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher (Linz):
“Our Fathers Have Told Us …” (Psalm 78:3): Remembered History in the Psalms Reflected through the Centuries

Gillmayr Handout, english (PDF, 132 KB)

09.50-10.40
 
William A. Tooman (St. Andrews):
Rereading
  Coffee break

11.10-12.00
 

Chair: Thomas Römer (Paris)

Shuichi Hasegawa (Tokyo):
Past, Present and Future: The Redaction History of 2 Kings 17

12.30-17.30 Boat Tour, Lake of Zurich, Registration required, Fee: CHF 30.00/person, Meeting Point at Congress Office E-21: 12.15
18.30-21.00 Reception in the courtyard of the Faculty of Theology, Kirchgasse 9, Registration required (limited number of participants), Fee: CHF 30.00

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Room KOH-B-10 / Video-Recording Thursday, 9.00-12.50

09.00-09.50 

 

Chair: Jacqueline Vayntrub (Yale)

Bernd Schipper (Berlin):
From Empirical Knowledge to Critical Wisdom: The Composition and Intention of the Book of Proverbs

09.50-10.40

 
Nili Wazana (Jerusalem):
Biblical “Special Traits List”: A Subversive Reaction to Imperial Power
  Coffee break

11.10-12.00

 

Chair: Christoph Uehlinger (Zurich)

Manfred Oeming (Heidelberg):
Die Bedeutung der Numismatik für das Studium des Alten Testaments

12.00-12.50

 
Matthieu Richelle (Louvain-la-Neuve):
Uncertainty and Undecidability in Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible(Powerpointpresentation, english Version) (PDF, 890 KB)
   
14.30-15.00 Short Papers
15.00-15.30
15.30-16.00
  Coffee break
16.30-17.00 Short Papers
17.00-17.30
17.30-18.00 
18.30-21.30 Congress Dinner ETH Dozentenfoyer
Registration required (limited number of participants)
Fee: CHF 80.00, Meeting Point at Congress Office E-21: 18.15

Friday, 12 August 2022

Room KOH-B-10 / Video-Recording Friday 9.00-12.00

09.00-09.50 

 

Chair: Corinna Körting (Hamburg)

Friedhelm Hartenstein (München):
Cosmization of Chaos: New Insights into a Central Figure of Thought of Biblical and Early Jewish Wisdom Traditions

09.50-10.40

 

Dora Rudo Mbuwayesango (Salisbury NC):
A Gendered Venture: The Devaluing and Dispossession of Israelite Women in the Book of Numbers

  Coffee break

11.10-12.00

 

Chair: Martti Nissinen (Helsinki)

Martin Prudký (Prague):
YHWH, a God Who Speaks: Remarks on the Rhetoric of Direct Speeches of God in Biblical Narratives

12.00-12.50 IOSOT Business Meeting
   
14.30-15.00 Short Papers
15.00-15.30
15.30-16.00
  Coffee break
16.30-17.00 Short Papers
17.00-17.30
17.30-18.00