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Az Írás arcai: bibliai előadássorozat (2017 őszi félév)  

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Fontos tudnivalók: Azok a hallgatók, akik szeretnék felvenni a Bibliatudomány minort, de még nem tudták teljesíteni az előfeltételt (a Bibliaismeret tanegység elvégzését legalább jó osztályzattal), nyugodtan vegyék fel a 2017/18-as tanévben meghirdetett kurzusainkat, mert utólagosan beszámítjuk őket, amikor majd hivatalosan is jelentkeznek a szakirányra. | Neptun felületén a bibliatudományi kurzusok az „Információ” fül alatt legördülő legalsó, „Tárgy/kurzus lista” sorra kattintva érhetők el („Tárgynév”: BIB). | Az órák időpontjai többségükben rögzítve vannak, és megtalálhatók a kurzusok címe mellett! 

A Bibliatudomány minor ismertetője és a minorra történő jelentkezés feltételei megtalálhatók ezen az oldalon (Programismertető)

Kérdésekre írásban és szóban is szívesen válaszol Buzási Gábor minorfelelős (fogadóóra: H 14:00-15:30, bejelentkezés és levelezés: buzasi.gabor@btk.elte.hu)

 

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2017. május 19. (10:00-11:30, F/218)

Seth A. Bledsoe (Humanities Initiative Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, CEU)

Wisdom for the “Troop of Assyria”: The Book of Ahiqar and the Judean Community of Elephantine in Achaemenid Egypt

The Book of Ahiqar comprises both the story about the trials suffered by a wise counselor in the Neo-Assyrian court and a lengthy set of his proverbial instructions. The oldest version of Ahiqar’s tale and wisdom comes from an unlikely place: among a horde of Aramaic documents found in the southern Nile-island settlement of Elephantine and dating to the 5th c. BCE. The vast majority of these documents belong to a community of Judeans who were living at Elephantine within a military colony under the auspices of the Achaemenid empire, which controlled Egypt (albeit tenuously) at that time. The Book of Ahiqar, however, has not adequately been assessed in light of its Elephantine provenance; instead, scholarship has largely focused on either biblical parallels (especially Proverbs) or historical investigations into its supposed “original” provenance, often based on the Neo-Assyrian setting of the story. After a brief survey of the text’s contents and its scholarly reception, this paper will correct some of the imbalance as it brings to light several points of contact between Ahiqar and the other Elephantine documents, with several notable parallels in expressions, themes, social values, and general outlook. Further, a brief analysis of the contours of the narrative discourse as well as the ethic of the proverbial sayings demonstrates that an interpretation of this literary text in situ can be more fruitful for understanding the nuances of a text that is fragmentary and often obscure in its idiom than previous scholars’ attempts. This paper, therefore, argues that Ahiqar’s role in the tale itself as the one “upon whom all of the troop of Assyria (relied)” speaks to its pedagogical function among the Aramaic-speaking population in Persian-controlled Egypt, namely the Judean “troop” in Elephantine.

Seth A. Bledsoe is Humanities Initiative Fellow at the IAS CEU. He researches Jewish and Christian literature in the Ancient Mediterranean world, with a particular focus on wisdom and narrative traditions. In 2015 he completed his PhD in Religion at the Florida State University, with a dissertation titled, “Wisdom in Distress: A Literary and Theological Approach to the Aramaic Book of Ahiqar.” His research on Ahiqar and Jewish wisdom has led to several publications including an article in the Journal of Biblical Literature as well as a forthcoming monograph to be published by Brill (expected late 2017). He has received research grants from institutions such as the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and he has held teaching positions at universities in the United States, Germany, and Hungary.

Facebook esemény: https://www.facebook.com/events/1139906919446769/

Plakát: http://vallastudomany.elte.hu/sites/default/files/Események%2C%20rendezvények/2017-05-19%2C%20Bledsoe-előadás%2C%20Abstract.pdf

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2017. április 28. (10:00-11:30, F/218)

David Jorgensen (CEU Institute of Advanced Studies)

Early Readers of the Gospel of Matthew: Ptolemy the "Gnostic" and his Epistle to Flora

One of the most interesting instances of early Christian exegesis of the Gospel of Matthew is found in a text written by an important “heretic” of the second century: the Epistle to Flora by Ptolemy the “Gnostic.” In this didactic letter, the Christian teacher Ptolemy combines some ideas taken from the Apostle Paul with extensive exegesis of various passages from the Gospel of Matthew, and argues for a sophisticated explanation of the origins of the Law (Torah) of Moses: not all of this Law is, in fact, divinely inspired, and the part that is “divine” derives from the lower, creator god – the “demiurge” (demiurgos) – rather than the higher, ungenerated Father of All. Although this didactic letter was apparently written to an actual student of Ptolemy’s named Flora, like many other such letters from antiquity it was nonetheless also distributed to a broader audience, and was perhaps even originally written with publication in mind.

This lecture will demonstrate how close study of this text illuminates numerous aspects of late antiquity as well as raises numerous questions in those areas, including: the early reception of apostolic texts such as the letters of Paul and the Gospel of Matthew; early attempts to reconcile Paul’s and Matthew’s conflicting attitudes towards the Jewish Law; early debates about orthodoxy and heresy (including “Gnostics,” “Valentinians,” and “Marcionites”); the so-called “Parting of the Ways” between Christianity and Judaism; the influence of Greco-Roman philosophy and rhetoric in the shaping of early Christianity; and gender and power relations in ancient Rome.

David Jorgensen, an historian of ancient Christianity and Judaism, is a Junior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University. His dissertation (2014, Princeton University) won the Society of Biblical Literature – De Gruyter Prize for Biblical Studies and Reception History, and was published in revised form as Treasure Hidden in a Field: Early Christian Reception of the Gospel of Matthew (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016).

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