Sweeney Presents on Prophets and Pentateuch at International Conference
Marvin A. Sweeney, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology, recently returned from Israel where he participated in an International Conference on "The Pentateuch Within Biblical Literature: Formation and Interaction," May 25-29, 2014.
The Conference was held at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram. Sweeney's presentation, "The Prophets and the Reconceptualization of the Pentateuchal Strata: Implications for Reading E, D, J, and P," was a methodological reflection on the reconceptualization of the composition of the Pentateuch in relation to Pentateuchal citations in the Prophetic Literature.
The previous week, Sweeney was a guest at Tel Aviv University where he presented two seminars at - one on "Synchronic and Diachronic Reading of the Book of Isaiah" and the other on "Biblical Theology after the Shoah (Holocaust)."
Sweeney commented, "It is always a pleasure to travel to the land of Israel to see old friends and to make new ones. The Jerusalem conference was especially important because it is part of a larger effort to rethink the Wellhausenian paradigm for the composition of the Pentateuch that has dominated the field for so long. Such work will be particularly important to me as I write my new introduction to the Pentateuch for Abingdon Press during my Spring 2015 sabbatical."
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