Concept of Exile in Ancient Israel & its Contexts
Prof. Dr. Christoph Levin
Prof. Dr. Hermann-Josef Stipp
Prof. Dr. Ehud Ben Zvi (University of Alberta, Edmonton)
This workshop brings together scholars from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) and the University of Alberta, along with colleagues from other European and Canadian universities. This workshop is part of a newly founded cooperation between LMU and the UofA and is conceived as the first of two workshops. The second is planned for Munich (2009).
The workshop is meant to explore, from multiple perspectives, the concept of “Exile” in ancient Israel, mainly but exclusively in prophetic literature, including the social and historical setting against which it evolved and in a way that is informed by comparative ancient materials.