Bern, Switzerland

The Masoretic Text, the Septuagint and Early Jewish Biblical Exegesis

when 19 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC

As part of a cooperation between Swiss and Russian universities, the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Bern hosts a summer school on the interplay of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint and Jewish-Hellenistic exegesis.

The scientific study of biblical texts is today a highly complex interdisciplinary enterprise. Accordingly, this summer school brings together scholars and students from different fields working on a variety of aspects of scripture and biblical exegesis. The program offers reading seminars to advanced students of Biblical and Jewish Studies with a working knowledge of Hebrew and Greek.

The seminars will take place at the University of Bern from 9 am to 1 pm and 2.30 pm to 4 pm. They will be led by scholars from the Institute of Jewish Studies in Bern and from the new program Bible Studies and the History of Ancient Israel at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. René Bloch, Dr. Peter Schwagmeier (Universität Bern)
Dr. des. Maria Sokolskaya (Universität Mainz/Bern)
Prof. Dr. Mikhail Seleznev, Maria Yourovitskaya, Alexey Lyavdansky (Moscow Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Humanities,

Target group

(Post-)Doctoral students

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation in the summer school is free of charge.
(Post-)Doctoral students interested in participating should send an e-mail to the chair of the Institute of Jewish Studies by June 10: