The Research Group “Central Theologumena in the Narrative Texts of the Pentateuch” focuses on theological concepts and traditions in the Pentateuch. Through a close reading of classical texts, such as Gen 17 and Exod 6, we hope to gain a better understanding of the individual passages beyond the different Pentateuch models. In addition, we aim to clarify the similarities and differences between different parts of the Pentateuch with book-overlapping papers on specific themes, such as creation, covenant and the Promised Land. We consider the textual-critical evidence with their specific understanding of the texts to be of utmost importance, and hope to detect theological developments beyond the boundaries of the Masoretic Text.
Every year, there will be one invited and one open session. Both diachronically and synchronically oriented papers are welcome.
Pentateuch, Manuscript Evidence, Theology, Narrative Structures, Reception