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Convivence and Encounter in Southern Palestine. The Literary Growth of the Abraham-Cycle

Workshop


CERES Palais, room "Ruhrpott" (4.13)

Not only the reception of the figure of Abraham in Judaism, Christianity and Judaism is contested, all the more the literary foundations in the Hebrew Bible. The source-critical model is no longer valuable, but the challenge of explaining and dating the priestly and non-priestly parts of the Abraham cycle and its reworking diachronically remains crucial for the understanding of the figure of Abraham and for Genesis as text. The workshop brings together a group of textual specialists to continue a discussion on the literary growth of the Abraham cycle (Gen 12-25) against background of recent Pentateuchal theory. The workshop is a follow up on the growth of the Issac-tradition which was discussed in workshops before. Papers and discussions will be in German language.

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