Programme and Timetable (Paradigm Change in Pentateuchal Research)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

09.15 Opening
09.30 –10.30 Georg Fischer, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Time for a Change! Why Pentateuchal Analysis is in a Crisis
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00 Richard Averbeck, Trinity International University, Deerfield IL, USA
Reading the Torah in a Better Way: the Manifold Unity of Narrative, Law, and Priestly Writing
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 14.30 Matthias Armgardt, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
The Law Codes in the Pentateuch
14.30 – 15.30 Guido Pfeifer, Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
The Pentateuch Paradigm and Ancient Near Eastern Legal History - a Look back from the Environment
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.00 Markus Zehnder, Biola University, Los Angeles, USA
The Relationship of Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28
17.00 – 18.00 Benjamin Kilchör, STH Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Wellhausen’s Five Pillars for the Priority of D over P/H and their Lost Sustainability

Friday, 17 March 2017

09.00 – 10.00 Joshua Berman, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Limits of Source Criticism: The Flood Narrative in Genesis 6–9

10.00 – 11.00 Lina Petersson, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
The Linguistic Profile of the Priestly Narrative of the Pentateuch

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.30 Eckart Otto, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Deuteronomy as the Legal Completion and Prophetic Finale of the Pentateuch

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.00 Kenneth Bergland, Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI, USA
The Reception of Torah in Jer 34 as a Legal Blend of Lev 25 and Deut 15

15.00 – 16.00 Carsten Vang, Lutheran School of Theology Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
The Non-Prophetic Background for the King Law in Deut 17:14-20
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30 John Bergsma, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville OH, USA
A 'Samaritan' Pentateuch? The Implications of the Pro-Northern Tendency of the Completed Torah
17.30 – 18.00 Koert van Bekkum, Theological University Kampen, Netherlands
The Divine Revelation of the Name. Warranted and Unwarranted Confidence in the Literary-Critical Analysis of Exodus 3 and 6

Saturday, 18 March 2017

09.00 – 10.00 Jan Retsö, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Tabernacle Description and the Dating of the Priestly Code: A Comparative Religious Approach
10.00 – 11.00 Sandra Richter, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL, USA
Silver in the Book of Deuteronomy: A Key to the Provenance of the Book?
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.30 Pekka Pitkänen, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England
Reconstructing the Social Contexts of the Priestly and Deuteronomic Materials in a Non-Wellhausian Setting
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.00 Final Discussion