Program

Monday, 8 August 2022

14.15-14.30  Opening of the Congress
14.30-15.20
 
Peter Dubovský (Rome):
Neo-Assyrian Archival Texts and the Bible
15.20-16.10 

 
David Vanderhooft (Boston):
Travel and Divination Inquiries in the Hebrew Bible and Epigraphic Sources
  Coffee break
16.40-17.30 

 
Jutta Jokiranta (Helsinki):
The Lure or Relief of Ritualized Behavior: Cognitive and Cultural Readings of Scrolls
17.30-18.20  

 

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

18.20-18.50 Refreshments in the Atrium (University of Zurich)
18.50-19.10 

 
Welcome Addresses:
  • Ralph Lewin, President of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities
  • Rita Famos, President of the Protestant Church in Switzerland
  • Franziska Driessen-Reding, President of the Catholic Church in the Canton of Zurich
  • Michel Müller, President of the Reformed Church in Zurich
19.10-20.00 

 
Presidential Address: Konrad Schmid (Zurich):
The Composition of the Pentateuch as a Historical and a Hermeneutical Problem
20.00-21.30  Reception in the Atrium (University of Zurich)

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

09.00-09.50

 
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

 
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 Short Papers
15.30-16.00  Short Papers
  Coffee break
16.30-17.00 Short Papers
17.00-17.30 Short Papers
17.30-18.00 Short Papers
18.30-21.00 Reception in the Atrium (University of Zurich)

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

09.00-09.50

 
Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher (Linz):
“Our Fathers Have Told Us …” (Psalm 78:3): Remembered History in the Psalms Reflected through the Centuries
09.50-10.40
 
Shuichi Hasegawa (Tokyo):
Past, Present and Future: The Redaction History of 2 Kings 17
  Coffee break
11.10-12.00
 
William A. Tooman (St. Andrews):
Rereading
12.30-17.30 Boat Tour, Lake of Zurich, Registration required (contribution to the costs by the participants: CHF 30.00/person)
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

09.00-09.50 

 
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

 
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
   
14.30-15.00 Short Papers
15.00-15.30 Short Papers
15.30-16.00 Short Papers
  Coffee break
16.30-17.00 Short Papers
17.00-17.30 Short Papers
17.30-18.00  Short Papers
18.30-21.30 Congress Dinner ETH Dozentenfoyer, Registration required (limited number of participants!) / Fee: CHF 80.00

Friday, 12 August 2022