TPC005  "HEARING THE BIBLE IN THREE DIFFERENT KEYS": AN EXEGETICAL, RABBINIC AND PATRISTIC ACCOUNT OF CENTRAL BIBLICAL TEXTS

  • Accademic Unit
    Facoltà di Teologia
  • Course
    Licenza in Teologia con specializzazione in Teologia Patristica e Tradizione dei Padri , Licenza in Teologia con specializzazione in Teologia Dogmatica

Contenuti: This course will examine three foundational figures of the
Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, namely, Abraham, David, and Solomon. In
particular, we will concentrate on Abraham and Isaac story in Genesis 22,
the story of David and Bath-sheba in 2 Samuel 11-12; and Solomon’s dream
in 1 Kings 3. These passages will be examined from three different viewpoints.
First, P. Dubovsky will study the passages using modern exegetical
tools, then D. Meyer will present how the Jewish tradition interpreted these
key figures of the Hebrew Bible, and P. Renczes will examine the patristic
interpretations of these biblical passages.
Obiettivi formativi: This course aims at a dialogue between three
different, and often contradictory, approaches to the Bible. The goal of the
course is to make a student familiar with the interpretative techniques of
the modern and ancient exegesis.
Metodo di insegnamento: The seminar will be taught in blocs. The
first block will be dedicated to the introductions to three exegetical traditions.
Each of the professors will introduce the techniques of interpretation
to be used in the following classes: (16.10. – Dubovsky, 23.10. – Meyer,
30.10. – Renczes). The second block will be dedicated to the application of
three exegetical methods: Genesis 22 (6.11 – Dubovsky, 13.11. – Meyer,
20.11. – Renczes), 2 Samuel 11–12 (27.11. – Renczes, 4.12. – Dubovsky
11.12. – Meyer), and 1 Kings 3 (18.12. – Dubovsky, 8.1. – Meyer, 15.1. –
Renczes).
Modalità di valutazione: The examination will consist of a written
exam structured around three questions. Each question will focus on each
of the three areas presented and developed during the course of the semester.
Each of the three professors will correct and grade their respective part
of the examination. The final grade will be obtained by averaging the grades
of the three parts of the paper.

Information

  • Semestre: 1° Semestre
  • ECTS: 3

Teachers

Philipp Gabriel RENCZES
Peter DUBOVSKY
David MEYER

Lesson schedule

Lessons schedule not available

Bibliography

  • Modern exegesis: C. WESTERMANN, Genesis 12-36: A
    Commentary. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1981; C.E. MOR -
    RISON, 2 Samuel. Berit Olam. Collegeville (Minn.): Liturgical Press, 2013;
    M.J. MULDER, 1 Kings. Historical Commentary on the Old Testament. Vol. 1,
    188 FACOLTÀ DI TEOLOGIA
    Leuven (Belgium): Peeters, 1998. Jewish interpretation: D. BANON, La
    Lettura infinita. Il Midrash et le vie dell’interpretazione nella tradizione
    Ebraica, trad. Guiseppe Regalzi. Milano: Jaca Books, 2007; D. BOYARIN,
    Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash. Bloomington & Indianapolis:
    Indiana University Press, 1990; G.H. HARTMAN – S. BUDICK (ed.), Midrash
    and Literature. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1986. Patristic
    interpretation: C. KANNENGIESSER, Handbook of Patristic Exegesis: The Bible
    in Ancient Christianity; I-II. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2004; M. SIMONETTI,
    Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church: an Historical Introduction to Patristic
    Exegesis. Edinburgh: T& T Clark, 1994; F. YOUNG, Biblical Exegesis
    and the Formation of Christian Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University
    Press, 1997.

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