From Gods to Man: Angels, Demons and Other

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The Collège de France hosts the videos of papers delivered at the 2014 Seminar in Thomas Römer’s series The Hebrew Bible and Its Contexts, May 19-20, 2014:

 From Gods to Man: Angels, Demons and Other…

The videos are available for download in *.mov format.

Introduction – Collège de France

Michaël Guichard, “Protective Genii and Agents of Evil in Art and Texts (Late III – Early II Millenium BCE)”

Lionel Marti, “Angels or Demons? Divine Beings Seen through the Eyes of Assyrian Wise Men”

Diana Edelman, “Living with Ancestral Spirits in Judah in the iron Age and Persian Period”

Christophe Nihan, “Comparative Imaginary of the Demoniac in Ancient Israelite Traditions, The Dwellers in the Runins in the Book of Isaiah”

Anna Angelini, “Comparative Imaginary of the Demoniac in Ancient Israelite Traditions: The Bestiary of Isaiah in the Septuagint”

Brian Schmidt, “Was There an Early Israelite Pandemonium?”

Dominique Charpin, “Intercession in Mesopotamian Society”

Daniele Garrone, “An Interface with the Deity, a Representative of the People (Exodus 18,19): Moses’ Positions between Yhwh and Israel”

Matthieu Pellet, “The Hero: An Intermediate Figure? Comparative Study of Epic Greek and Old Testament Data”

Marc Philonenko, “The Angels of Heaven and Elements of the Universe”

David Hamidovic, “The Multiple Identities of Metatron in Ancient Judaism: Man, Angel, and God”

Christoph Uehlinger, “Why the Figure of the Revealing Angel?”

Jean-Marie Durand, “The Personal God of the Amorite King and the Success of His Subjects”

Hans-Peter Mathys, “The King: A Key Figure Between God/the Gods and Man”

Dany Nocquet, “The Figure of the Prophet’s Man-Guide in Ezekiel 40-48”

Nils Heessel, “Mesopotamian Demons: Alien and yet Native Powers?”

Youri Volokhine, “Infernal Bes Gods”

Valérie Nicolet-Anderson, “Paul’s Pantheon: An Embarrassment of Riches in the Spirit World”

Bernd Janowski, “The Scapegoat: Notes on a Demoniac Figure from the Old Testament”

Jean Kellens, “Figures of Divine Subordination in Mazdaism”

Bernadette Martel-Thoumian, “Divine Messages and Intermediaries in a Selection of Mamluk Historical Chronologies”

Thomas Römer, “The Need for the Devil”

Thomas Römer, From Gods to Man: Angels, Demons and Other”

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The Quest for the Historical Israel: Israel Finkelstein vs. Amihai Mazar

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In October 2005, the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism invited Israel Finkelstein and Amihai Mazar to speak on the historicity of ancient Israel. The proceedings of Colloquium ’05 were published by the Society of Biblical Literature as The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel.

Videos of the lectures have now been made available on YouTube.

“Archaeology and the Bible” Israel Finkelstein

“Archaeology and the Bible” Amihai Mazar

“When Did the Jewish People Begin?” Israel Finkelstein

“When Did the Jewish People Begin?” Amihai Mazar

Colloquium Panel Response: When Did the Jewish People Begin?

“The Truth About Solomon’s Temple” Israel Finkelstein

“The Truth About Solomon’s Temple” Amihai Mazar

Colloquium Panel Response: Truth About Solomon’s Temple

“The Kingdoms of Israel And Judah” Israel Finkelstein

“The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah” Amihai Mazar

Colloquium Panel Response: Israel And Judah

“Patriarchs, Exodus, Conquest: Fact or Fiction?” Israel Finkelstein

“Patriarchs, Exodus, Conquest: Fact or Fiction?” Amihai Mazar

Colloquium Panel Response: Patriarchs, Exodus, Conquest

Colloquium Panel Response: Implications

Israel Finkelstein – Jacob M. Alkow Chair in the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University, author of The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of its Sacred Texts.

Amihai Mazar – Eleazar Sukenic Chair in the Archaeology of Israel ad Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Author ofArchaeology and the Land of the Bible.

Brian Schmidt (moderator) – Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. Author of Israel’s Beneficent Dead.

Harry Cook (panel) – Episcopal minister and journalist, former columnist for the Detroit Free Press, author of Christianity Beyond Creeds and Sermons of a Devoted Heretic.

Yaakov Malkin (panel) – Professor of aesthetics and rhetoric at Tel Aviv University, author of many works including Judaism Without God – Judaism as Culture, The Bible as Literature.

Paula McNutt (panel) – Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

Rabbi Sherwin Wine (panel) – founding rabbi of the Birmingham Temple and Humanistic Judaism, author of Judaism Beyond God and Staying Sane in a Crazy World.