Tag Archives: Hebrew Bible

New Book “Denying Her Voice: The Figure of Miriam in Ancient Jewish Literature” (V&R, 2016)

Hann9783525551059a Tervanotko (2016) Denying Her Voice: The Figure of Miriam in Ancient Jewish Literature. Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplements 23. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.  Continue reading New Book “Denying Her Voice: The Figure of Miriam in Ancient Jewish Literature” (V&R, 2016)

New Book “Being a Man: Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity” (Routledge, 2016)

Being a Man: Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity (London: Routledge, 2016) is the first-ever collection of essays on masculinity in the ancient Near Eastern textual and iconographical sources. It is a formative work which reveals the myriad and complex negotiations for constructionsBeing a Man_cover 1 of masculine identities in the greater ancient Near East and beyond. Through a juxtaposition of studies into Neo-Assyrian artistic representations and omens, biblical hymns and narrative, Hittite, Akkadian, and Indian epic, as well as detailed linguistic studies on gender and sex in the Sumerian and Hebrew languages, the book challenges traditional understandings and assumed homogeneity for what it meant “to be a man” in antiquity. Being a Man is an indispensable resource for students of the ancient Near East, and a fascinating study for anyone with an interest in gender and sexuality throughout history. Continue reading New Book “Being a Man: Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity” (Routledge, 2016)

“Patterns of Change in Literary Development: a Workshop on the Documented Editing of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament”

The event will take place Monday and Tuesday, May 23rd-24th, in the Faculty Hall (Tiedekuntasali), Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. Continue reading “Patterns of Change in Literary Development: a Workshop on the Documented Editing of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament”

Helsinki Lectures on Intersubjectivity: “Social sciences meet biblical studies”

CSTT-member Jutta Jokiranta, team leader of CSTT team 4, will give one of the Helsinki Lectures on Intersubjectivity tomorrow (Fri March 11), which are organised by the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Intersubjectivity in Interaction. Her lecture is entitled:

Social sciences meet biblical studies: Conversations with social identity and magical agency Continue reading Helsinki Lectures on Intersubjectivity: “Social sciences meet biblical studies”

New publication: “Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament”

978-3-525-53460-1Izaak J. de Hulster, Brent A. Strawn & Ryan P. Bonfiglio (eds) (2015) Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament: An Introduction to Its Method and Practice. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.  Continue reading New publication: “Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament”

Martti Nissinen Ylellä: Vanha testamentti on yhtä pakolaiskuvausta

Huippuyksikön johtaja professori Martti Nissinen vieraili Ylen kirjakerhossa keskustelemassa pakolaisuudesta Vanhassa testamentissa. Nissinen kertoi, että Raamattu kertoo montaa pakolaistarinaa ja pakolaisuuden kokemus itsessään on Vanhan testamentin ja juutalaisuuden synnyn taustalla. Nissinen valottaa myös, miten Heprealainen Raamattu kehottaa suhtautumaan muukalaisuuteen ja keitä muukalaiset itse asiassa ovat.

Lue haastattelun pohjalta kirjoitettu juttu ja kuuntele alkuperäinen haastattelu täältä: ”Vanha testamentti on yhtä pakolaiskuvaa”.

Videoblogi: Miten Raamattua voi tutkia tieteellisesti?

Huippuyksikön kolmostiimin tohtorikoulutettava Ville Mäkipelto julkaisi henkilökohtaisessa videoblogissaan videon aiheesta: miten Raamattua voi tutkia tieteellisesti? Vlogissaan Mäkipelto kertoo yleistajuisesti esimerkkien kera, mitä eksegetiikka eli varhaisten juutalaisten ja kristillisten tekstien tutkimus on. Hän valottaa myös tavallista työpäiväänsä. Continue reading Videoblogi: Miten Raamattua voi tutkia tieteellisesti?