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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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