Videos of Thomas Römer’s 2013 seminars at the Collège de France, entitled The Human Condition: The Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible, are available at the Collège’s website, or for download at the links provided below (800mb+). The seminars have been overdubbed by an English translator.
Thomas Römer is Professor of Old Testament at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Collège de France, and author of many works, including Israels Väter (1990) on the Patriarchal traditions in the Pentateuch.
In these seminars, Römer discusses the question of the human condition, drawing on ancient Near Eastern texts such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and, especially, on biblical texts.
07 FEBRUARY 2013, 2:00 pm
Introduction: The Gilgamesh Epic Read as a Reflection on the Human Condition
14 FEBRUARY 2013, 2:00 pm
Man “Image of God” or “Sinner From The Very Beginning”?
21 FEBRUARY 2013, 2:00 pm
Divine Violence, Human Violence
28 FEBRUARY 2013, 2:00 pm
Diversity of Cultures and Languages
21 MARCH 2013, 2:00 pm
Friendship, Love, Sexuality 1/2
28 MARCH 2013, 2:00 pm
Friendship, Love, Sexuality 2/2
04 APRIL 2013, 2:00 pm
Man in the Face of Death
11 APRIL 2013, 2:00 pm
Individual Death and the End of the World – Is Man Able to Imagine an Absolute End?