Gäste im Seminar für Altes Testament

Dr. Jessi Orpana
As holder of a research fellowship granted by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters Dr. Jessi Orpana (University of Helsinki, Finland) will spend a one-year research fellowship at the Faculty of Theology. In cooperation with Professor Reinhard Kratz (Department of Old Testament Studies) Dr. Orpana’s research project “Rebranding the Patriarchs: The Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls as the Missing Link in Redefining the Occupational Dimensions of Patriarchs in the Late Second Temple Period” seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of the developing depictions of patriarchal figures in mid- and late Second Temple period sources (ca. 300 BCE-70 CE). In these sources, earlier occupational dimensions related to priests, prophets, scribal scholars, and wisdom teachers are combined in the depictions of patriarchs producing various kinds of hybrids.

Dr. Mika Pajunen
Dr. Mika Pajunen from the University of Helsinki, Finland, will spend 18 months at the Faculty of Theology courtesy of a research grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In cooperation with Professor Reinhard Müller (Department of Old Testament Studies) Dr. Pajunen’s research project “Textual Plurality in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Moving beyond ‘Non-Aligned’ studies the place of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the textual history of the Hebrew Bible by analyzing the material features of manuscripts, their scribal practices, and textual variants. It focuses on manuscripts often placed in the category “non-aligned” and especially on collections of compositions, like Psalms and Minor Prophets. The project aims at clarifying the early transmission of these compilations and offering a more accurate and descriptive way for their categorization.

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