Commentaries on Psalms Workshop of the working group "Reception of the Old Testament" (AKRAT:"Arbeitskreis Rezeption des Alten Testaments")

Faculties of Catholic and Protestant Theology, Vienna University
Monday, June 5th, 2023, 9.30-16.00, Schenkenstr. 8-10, A-1010 Vienna (+ Zoom)

The interdisciplinary workshop is dedicated to different conceptions of writing commentaries about the Psalms of the Hebrew Bible: Jewish and Christian, historic and contemporary. Inputs and discussion will deal with example texts, considering the following themes and questions:

  • the relationship between the concepts of the Commentaries and realization in the concrete examples;
  • explanations for the duplicity of Psalms;
  • Is historic and literary research on the Psalm a "neutral" ground?
  • How does the Jewish and Christian reception history influence the interpretation?
  • What role does reflection on the interpreters' contexts play in their interpretations?
  • Which new or critical perspectives can the reception history offer for today's interpretations?

A detailed program can be found here.

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