Literary and Discursive Framing of Medical Knowledge in Antiquity

Aug 09, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017

Panels of the project A03 "Transfer of Medical Episteme in the ‘Encyclopaedic’ Compilations of Late Antiquity" and program unit “Medicine in Bible and Talmud” (EABS) convened by Markham J. Geller and Lennart Lehmhaus at the EABS / SBL International Meeting Berlin, August 7-11, 2017


Session 9-36: Healing and Illness between the Second Temple Period and Talmudic Traditions.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universitätsgebäude am Hegelplatz; Dorotheenstraße 24, Seminarraum 1.503

Markham Geller, Freie Universität Berlin, Presiding
Lindsey A. Askin, University of Cambridge, The hand that feeds you: Reassessing Second Temple attitudes to medicine through Ben Sira and the cost of ingredients (25 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Alexander Dubrau, University of Tübingen, The Hidden Medical Knowledge of Biblical Rites: Medical and Healing Aspects of the Sota- (Numeri 5) and the Red Heifer-Rite (Numeri 19) According to Talmudic Traditions (25 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Heidi Marx-Wolf, University of Manitoba, Respondent (30 min)

  

Session 9-87: Preuss Revisited: New Studies into Talmudic Medical Knowledge from Berlin.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universitätsgebäude am Hegelplatz; Dorotheenstraße 24, Seminarraum 1.204

Markham Geller, Freie Universität Berlin, A Catalogue of Disease in the Babylonian Talmud (30 min)

Tanja Hidde, Freie Universität Berlin, "If an elephant swallowed a basket and passed it out": A Rabbinic Concept of Digestion? (30 min)

Lennart Lehmhaus, Freie Universität Berlin, External Wisdom (Hokhma Hitzonit) Internalised: Encyclopaedic Features and Medical Knowledge in Talmudic Texts (30 min)

   

10-6 Joint Session with Early Christianity (EABS): Magico-Medical Approaches to Healing in Ancient Cultures and Religions.

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universitätsgebäude am Hegelplatz; Dorotheenstraße 24, Seminarraum 1.506

Lennart Lehmhaus, Freie Universität Berlin, Presiding

Loubna Ayeb, Université Lyon, Aspects of mesopotamian therapeutics : magical poetry and speech acts (30 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Mara Rescio, Italian Centre for Advanced Studies on Religions, Making the Deaf Hear and the Mute Speak: Mark 7:31-37 in the Light of Documentary Papyri and Semi-Literary Texts (30 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Break (30 min)

Miruna Belea, University of Manchester, Medicine from the Bible, beyond the Talmud: the Case of Sefer Shimmush Torah (SST) (30 min)

Discussion (10 min)

  

10-41 Joint Session with Early Christianity (EABS): The Transfer of Medical Knowledge in Its Material and Religious Contexts.

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 2:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universitätsgebäude am Hegelplatz; Dorotheenstraße 24, Seminarraum 1.506

Outi Lehtipuu, University of Helsinki, Presiding

Susan Holman, Harvard University, Doctors in the Choir: Theological Medicine in the Ancient Church Precinct (30 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Emunah Levy, Bar-Ilan University, The reception of Asaf's Book of Medicines: the story told by the manuscript witnesses (30 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Break (30 min)

Annette Weissenrieder, Graduate Theological Union, Disease and Healing in a Changing World: ‘Medical’ Vocabulary and the ‘Female Patient’ in the Vetus Latina Mark and Luke (30 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Jimmy Daccache, Yale University, Observations on 6th and 9th centuries translation techniques through Sergius’ and Hunayn’s works (30 min)

Discussion (10 min)

  

Session 11-11: Framing Knowledge – Literary Representations of Medical Discourses.

Friday, August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Hauptgebäude; Unter den Linden 6, Beratungsraum 3119

Lennart Lehmhaus, Freie Universität Berlin, Presiding

Ida Fröhlich, Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, Science in Genesis Apocryphon of Qumran (25 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Monika Amsler, Universität Zürich, Proofstories and What They Actually Prove (25 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Shulamit Shinnar, Columbia University in the City of New York, Fearing the Unseen Snake: Models of Illness in Rabbinic Literature (25 min)

Discussion (10 min)


This research unit and its panels at the EABS/SBL meeting are generously funded by the Collaborative Research Center – SFB 980 Episteme in Motion of Freie Universität Berlin and the German Research Foundation/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).