IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 235: Messianic Redemption in Medieval Ashkenaz: Elijah and Jewish-Christian Polemic

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sara Offenberg, Department of Jewish Art, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Moderator/Chair:Orit Ramon, Department of History, The Open University, Raanana
Paper 235-a'Elijah the Prophet […] speedingly come to us with the Messiah, Son of David': Elijah as Redeemer in Jewish and Christian Culture in Medieval Ashkenaz
(Language: English)
Chana Shacham-Rosby, Department of Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 235-bWhat the Messiah Has Been Like/Will Be Like?: A 'safe question' in Jewish-Christian Medieval Polemic?
(Language: English)
Markéta Kaburková, Faculté de Théologie / Foundation for Interreligious & Intercultural Research & Dialogue (FIIRD), Université de Genève
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 235-cThe Double Messiah in Text and Image: Messiahs from the Tribes of Judah, Ephraim, or Dan and the Jewish-Christian Polemic
(Language: English)
Sara Offenberg, Department of Jewish Art, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

In the German lands during the high Middle Ages, both the Christian and Jewish cultures each had highly developed redemption narratives. This session wishes to focus on the presence and role of Elijah in the various conceptions of redemption along with the idea of two other saviors: the son of Joseph, from the tribe of Ephraim, and the son of David, from the tribe of Judah. It will examine these notions against a background of textual and artistic evidence.