This workshop will investigate the ways the authors and scribes of the New Testament engaged with Jewish scriptures, be it through explicit quotations or allusions or by invoking motifs or patterns of thought. It aims at discovering the multiple interpretations and nuances that emerge when considering the New Testament as part of and in dialogue with a vast corpus of texts, including biblical and other Jewish literature.
This examination of the intertextual relationships on a producer-oriented level, according to current literary criteria, will be complemented by another perspective that explores how these phenomena were perceived by ancient scribes. This will be based on the material evidence found in New Testament manuscripts from the earliest until the 15th century. The study of scribal phenomena such as diplai, rubrication, segmentation, annotation, drawings, titles, Euthalian quotation lists, and catena will offer a window into how later Christianity understood the New Testament’s use of Jewish Scriptures.
Intertextuality, Reception, Jewish Scriptures, Paratextuality