Heavenly Paradigms and Earthly Models: A comparative study of conceptual thinking

Hindy Najman and Jan Dietrich

This paper considers a variety of ways in which heavenly and terrestrial correspondences are articulated in Ancient Jewish and Ancient Israelite texts.  Attention will be given to conceptual thinking about archetype, paradigm, tavnit and divine example as exhibited in our textual traditions.  We will consider how concepts come to shape notions of perfection, exemplarity, and imitation across a variety of texts, cultures, and concepts in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Hindy Najman (Oxford)
Jan Dietrich (Bonn)