Jüdische Drehbühnen 978-3-16-152264-2 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

René Bloch

Jüdische Drehbühnen

Biblische Variationen im antiken Judentum

[Jewish Revolving Stages. Biblical Variations in Ancient Judaism.]

2013. XIII, 133 pages.

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Published in German.
Jewish authors in antiquity reinterpreted biblical texts, creating a revolving stage of characters and settings. René Bloch discusses four examples of creative rewriting, from the Jewish diaspora and Palestine and situates them in their literary and historical contexts.
Jewish authors in antiquity reinterpreted biblical texts, creating a revolving stage of characters and settings. The Torah was the model for diverse interpretations of the authors' worldviews. René Bloch discusses four examples of this creative rewriting: the Jewish-Hellenistic love story of Joseph and Aseneth, the biography of Moses written by Philo of Alexandria, the Book of Biblical Antiquities by Pseudo-Philo and, from a later period, the Josippon from 10th century Italy. All of these four texts deal with biblical figures, reinterpreting and continuing their narratives. And all four works reflect a complex relationship to the non-Jewish environment, representing an authentic and confident Judaism on the one hand and all of them trying hard to connect to mainstream society on the other.
Authors/Editors

René Bloch Geboren 1969; 1999 Promotion in Lateinischer Philologie (Universität Basel); 2008 Habilitation in Judaistik und Klassischer Philologie (Universität Basel); seit 2008 Professor für Judaistik an der Universität Bern.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Biblische Notizen — 164 (2015), S. 149 (Hans-Georg von Mutius)
In: Review of Biblical Literature — http://www.bookreviews.org (08/2015) (Michael S. Moore)