IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1127: Manuscript Heritage of Parshanut Literature in Western Europe

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Hanna Liss, 'Corpus Masoreticum' Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Moderator/Chair:Kay Joe Petzold, Lehrstuhl für Bibel und Jüdische Bibelauslegung Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Paper 1127-aHeads, Triangles, and the Question of Authorship in a 14th-Century Manuscript
(Language: English)
Hanna Liss, 'Corpus Masoreticum' Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1127-b'Glosa David hyspani multa continentur contra Christum': Approaches of Christian Censorship to Radaq's Psalm Commentary
(Language: English)
Johannes Müller, Lehrstuhl für Bibel und Jüdische Bibelauslegung Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1127-cScribes, Communities, Manuscripts: Yaacov ben Asher's Torah Commentary as an Intercultural Phenomenon
(Language: English)
Maria Seidel, Lehrstuhl für Bibel und Jüdische Bibelauslegung Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

In recent years, the Bible commentaries by R. Samuel ben Meir, R. David Kimhi, and R. Jacob ben Asher (Baal ha-Turim) have been studied mainly by working with printed editions. This has not only led to the creation of ‘author(s)’, but also to the perception of certain editions as quasi-‘canonical’. However, Medieval manuscripts often transgress the borders between religious-cultural (Ashkenazic; Sefardic) or religious domains (Jewish; Christian) and defy modern conventions of integrity and structure. Therefore, these attributions remain problematic. This session will focus on the manuscript tradition of the commentaries by Rashbam, Radaq, and Jacob ben Asher. In presenting current research on these commentaries’ manuscript heritage, the papers will reflect on questions like authorship and Pseudo-traditions, glosses and glossing, commentaries and reading communities, or censhorship.