The 20th Congress of IOSOT 1 - 6 August, 2010


Ms. Jutta Jokiranta, DTh
Congress Secretary
P.O. Box 4
FI−00014 University of Helsinki
E-mail: iosot-2010 AT
phone: +358 9 191 24348

International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT)


IOSOT Short Papers on Monday

Biblical Reception I (14:00–18:00), Main Building Aud IX

Chair: Jože Krašovec

Kamilė Rupeikaitė (14:00–14:30): From shofar to clarinet... The peculiarities of identification of musical instruments in Lithuanian translations of the Tanach since the 16th century

Rachel Ofer (14:30–15:00): Biblical Characters in Modern Hebrew Literature: King Saul as a Test Case

Veronica Olariu (15:00 –15:30): Traductological Options in the Eastern Biblical Tradition

Jussi Koivisto (15:30–16:00): What can the Research of the History of Christian Interpretation give to Current Genesis-commentaries?

16:00–16:30 Afternoon coffee break

Chair: Armin Lange

Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (16:30–17:00): THALES—A Database of Biblical Readings in Jewish and Christian Liturgies

Marius Nel (17:00–17:30): Influence of the Book of Daniel on the postrabbinic Apocalypse, Sefer Elijah

Jonathan Jacobs (17:30–18:00): Intertextuality in Northern France in the Middle Ages

Biblical Reception II (16:30–18:00), Main Building Hall 5

Chair: Pekka Lindqvist

Nadja Johansson
(16:30–17:00): Abraham Ibn Ezra and the medieval astrological theory of biblical history

Maria Ivanova (17:00–17:30): Szymon Budny’s translation of the Old Testament

Harry van Rooy ( 17:30–18:00): The Headings of Psalms 73–82 in the commentary of Dionysons Bar Salibi

Hebrew Language (14:00–18:00), Main Building Aud IV

Chair: Ingo Kottsieper

Klaas Spronk (14:00–14:30): Judging Jephtah: The Contribution of Syntactical Analysis to the Interpretation of Judges 11:29–40

Johannes Klein (14:30–15:00): Ja, mit Gottes Hilfe. Alttestamentliche Schwureinleitungsformeln

Michael B. Hundley (15:00–15:30): An Elusive Precision: The Nature and Limits of Divine Language in the Priestly Texts

Wonjun Joo (15:30–16:00): The Marriage Formula and The Naming Formula in BH – defined by the holistic quantitative-structural observation

16:00–16:30 Afternoon coffee break

Chair: Staffan Olofsson

John Francis Elwolde (16:30–17:00): Because it is not and not because it is: formally ambiguous ki-clauses in Biblical Hebrew, and their exegetical and translational consequences

Jože Krašovec (17:00–17:30): Semantics of God’s Righteousness in Targums, the Septuagint and the Vulgate

Noam Mizrahi (17:30–18:00): Contradictory Traditions in Contact: Biblical Hebrew in the Light of Historical Linguistics

Intertextuality (14:00–16:00), Main Building Aud XIII

Chair: Walter Dietrich

Katharine J. Dell (14:00–14:30): Hosea, Creation and Wisdom: An Alternative Tradition

Wolfgang Oswald
(14:30–15:00): Jeremiah and Moses

Henk Potgieter (15:00–15:30): David in Consultation with the Prophets: The Intertextual Relationship of Psalm 31 with the Books of Jonah and Jeremiah

Phil J. Botha ( 15:30–16:00): Freedom to roam in a wide open space: Psalm 31 read in conjunction with the history of David in the books of Samuel and the Psalms

Wisdom (14:00–18:30), Porthania PIII

Chair: Urmas Nõmmik

Andrea Beyer (14:00–14:30): Hiobs Widerworte – Die Querbezüge Zwischen Hi 3,3–9 und Gen 1,1–2,4A und Überlegungen zu deren Konsequenzen

Philip Venter (14:30–15:00): Job’s God: A Different God. Some findings of a body critical analysis of Job 38:1–42:6

Joonho Yoon (15:00–15:30): Why Does Joban Author Prefer the Divine Epithet Shaddai? Shaddai for Paganization, Archaicization, and Animalization in the Book of Job

David J. A. Clines (15:30–16:00): The State of the Text of Job

16:00–16:30 Afternoon coffee break

Chair: Melanie Köhlmoos

Johann Cook (16:30–17:00): The Profile and Theology of the Old Greek Version of Job

Jutta Krispenz (17:00–17:30): Theological Profiles in Proverbs: Comparing Collections I (Prv. 1–9) and II (Prv 10–22,16)

Carol A. Newsom (17:30–18:00): Eudaimonic and Hedonic Dimensions of Israelite Wisdom Traditions: An Exploration

Stefan Fischer (18:00–18:30): The Glance of an Afterlife in Qohelet