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Myth in The Bible: new discoveries and recent trends - 09/01/2018, Tel Aviv (Israel)




FECHA/DATE/DATA: 09/01/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Gilman Building, Room 496, Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Department of Biblical Studies, Tel Aviv University







9:30 Greetings
Leo Corry, Dean of the Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities
Vered Noam, Head of the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies
Noam Mizrahi, Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies

9:45-11:15 Session I: Myth in Genesis
Chair: Noam Mizrahi

Ron Hendel, University of California, Berkeley
Genesis 1-11 and Theories of Myth

Daniel Bodi, La Sorbonne - University of Paris 4
The Different Flood Traditions, the Amorites and the Hebrew Bible

11:15-11:35 Coffee break

[Lectures in Hebrew]

11:35-13:05 Session II: Between Mesopotamia and the Levant
Chair: Dalit Rom-Shiloni

Yoram Cohen, Tel Aviv University
Before Enuma Elish: Alternative Narratives to the Babylonian Creation Myth

Tallay Ornan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Flashing Arrows: On Resheph Shooting at his Enemies

Guy Darshan, Tel Aviv University
‘Wind of God’ in Light of Phoenician Cosmogonies

13:05-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-15:40 Session III: The Ancient Israelite Myth
Chair: Frank Polak

Ed Greenstein, Bar Ilan University
Attempting to Reconstruct Early Israelite Myth and Epic

Alexander Rofé, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
‘The Lord Came from Sinai’: Ancient Poems on His Coming from the South
and Their Later Evolution

15:40–16:00 Coffee break

16:00–17:30 Session IV: Between Men and Gods
Chair: Meira Polliack

Yaira Amit, Tel Aviv University
The Garden of Eden: A Biblical Utopia

Talia Sutskover, Tel Aviv University
The Narrative of David and the Gibeonites (2 Sam 21:1-14) in Light of
Mesopotamian Mythology

Jonathan Ben-Dov, University of Haifa
The Divine Assembly in Qumran Writings as Part of West-Semitic Mythology

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