In the summer of 2010 SBL, University of Koblenz-Landau and University of Vienna (Prof. Karin Finsterbusch/ Prof. Armin Lange) organized an international symposium dedicated to the question of What is Bible?
Participants debated the terms “Bible” and “biblical” and related terms concerning the development of canon, biblical studies, and the concept of scripture.
Audio of each lecture is available on the SBL website.
The papers were later developed into a book, published as: Karin Finsterbusch and Armin Lange, eds. What is Bible? Contributions to biblical exegesis & theology 67. Leuven and Walpole: Peeters, 2012.
Welcome and Opening Remarks (partially recorded)Prof. Karin Finsterbusch
Prof. Dr. Roman Heiligenthal,
President of the University Koblenz Landau
Landesrabbiner Netanael Wurmser (Stuttgart)
Oberkirchenrat Rainer Schäfer (Speyer)Biblical Debates
(lectures: 20 Min)
Biblical Archaeology/History – yes or no:
Prof. Dr. Yossi Garfinkel and Prof. Dr. Lester GrabbeBiblical Literature – yes or no:
Prof. Dr. Kent Richards and Prof. Dr. Gabriele Boccaccini
Biblical Interpretation – yes or no:
Prof. Dr. Beate Ego and Dr. Michael Segal
Biblical Thought and Theology – yes or no:
Prof. Dr. Christine Helmer and Prof. Dr. Udo RüterswördenBiblical Text – yes or no:
Prof. Dr. Robert Kraft and Prof. Dr. Sidnie White Crawford
Biblical World – yes or no:
Prof. Dr. André Lemaire and Prof. Dr. Regine Hunziker-Rodewald
Bible between Judaism and Christianity
Prof. Dr. Devorah Dimant,
The Hebrew Bible in Jewish ContextProf. Dr. Werner H. Schmidt,
The Christian Bible (lecture given in German)Prof. Dr. Bernard Levinson,
The Development of the Jewish BibleProf. Dr. Tobias Nicklas,
The Development of the Christian Bible
Between Torah and Bible (I)
(lectures: 30 Min)
Prof. Dr. Lawrence Schiffman,
The Term and Concept of TorahProf. Dr. Alexander Samely,
The Term and Concept of Miqra’Prof. Dr. Tal Ilan,
The Term and Concept of TaNaKh