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Old and New Testament Essays

100th anniversary of the Foundation of the Pontifical Biblical Institute
eds. J.-N. Aletti – J.L. Ska
Analecta Biblica 176 – Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico - pp. 560

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Biblical Exegesis in Progress, the title of this volume celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Biblicum, was chosen for one main reason that has to do with the word “progress”. We would like to show how much exegesis has changed in our Institute since its foundation on the 7th of May, 1909.

The first purpose of the Pontifical Biblical Institute was, in the mind of its founders, to defend Christian faith against the attacks of rationalist exegesis. The atmosphere was that of a citadel beleaguered on all sides by enemies who wanted to undermine the biblical foundation of faith and religion. But some of the sentinels very soon discovered that not all alleged “enemies” were real enemies. Many were, by and large, persons of good will sincerely trying to understand better the so-called “Great Code” of our culture (Northrop Frye).

The encyclical Divino Afflante Spiritu (1943) certainly allowed people to let down drawbridges, and to open some doors and some windows. But the major change occurred with the Second Vatican Council and the discussions that surrounded the redaction of what was to be the constitution Dei Verbum. A couple of years later, in 1968, the Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) was held in Rome, and this is one of the many signs that the old citadel had been transformed into a place of lively dialogue and fruitful exchange. The professors at the Biblicum had realized that truth is not a bastion to be defended, but rather a country to be explored and discovered anew every day. The articles collected in this volume testify, each in its own way, with a great variety of methods and approaches, to the progress made by our Institute in biblical research and to some of the radical changes that had occurred between 1909 and 2009.

[Immagine di copertina: Il mulino mistico, Basilica Sainte Madeleine, Vézelay (Francia)]

En publiant un recueil d’essais à l’occasion du centenaire de l’Institut Biblique, les professeurs de la faculté biblique ont voulu faire le point sur l’évolution de l’exégèse biblique durant cette période et rappeler comment notre Institut s’est progressivement situé au sein de la recherche actuelle et comment il essaie de la promouvoir.

Presentando una rassegna di saggi in occasione del centenario dell’Istituto Biblico, i professori della facoltà biblica vogliono fare il punto sull’evoluzione dell’esegesi biblica durante questo periodo e ricordare come il nostro Istituto si è progressivamente inserito nella ricerca attuale e come si sforza di promuoverla.

In offering a set of essays on the occasion of the centenary of the Biblical Institute, the professors of the Biblical faculty want to take stock of the progress of biblical exegesis during that period and examine how step by step our Institute has kept pace with the research and now tries to encourage it.

per un breve sommario, in inglese, di ogni contributo fare "click" sull'icona (footnote icon) accanto al nome dell'autore)

1. – L’Institut Biblique et l’hypothèse documentaire: un dialogue difficile. À propos du Pentateuque, Jean Louis Ska Footnote icon

2. – Israels Unglaube in Kadesch-Barnea (Dtn 1,32) und die Enneateuchhypothese, Norbert Lohfink Footnote icon

3. – El cambio en la valoración de Jue 1 durante el siglo XX, José Luis Sicre Díaz Footnote icon

4. – The Prophecy Against the House of Eli (1 Sam 2,27-36), Stephen Pisano Footnote icon

5. – Gli scritti profetici e la storia del loro tempo. Una riflessione a partire da Am 1–2 ed Ez 28, Horacio Simian-Yofre Footnote icon

6. – L’étude des livres sapientiaux à l’Institut Biblique, Maurice Gilbert Footnote icon

7. – Esegesi ed ermeneutica di un libro difficile. L’esempio di Qo 8,11-14, Luca Mazzinghi Footnote icon

8. – “Di Sion si dirà: ognuno è stato generato in essa”. Studio esemplare del Sal 87, Gianni Barbiero  Footnote icon

9. – Rabbinic Literature and the Gospels. The Antithesis of Love for One’s Enemies, Reinhard Neudecker Footnote icon

10. – Nur einer ist euer Lehrer, Christus, nur einer ist euer Vater, der im Himmel (Mt 23,8-10), Klemens Stock Footnote icon

11. – ‘Mysteries’ in Luke 8,10, John Kilgallen Footnote icon

12. – The Christian Mission and the Jews at the End of the Acts of the Apostles, Robert F. O’Toole Footnote icon

13. – Der Abschluss des Johannesevangeliums. Joh 21,20-25, Johannes Beutler Footnote icon

14. – Saint Jean à l’Institut Biblique. Rétrospective et prospective, Yves Simoens Footnote icon

15. – Rm 1–3: Quelle fonction? Histoire de l’exégèse et nouveau paradigme, Jean-Noël Aletti Footnote icon

16. – In cerca di punti condivisibili per l’interpretazione dell’Apocalisse, Giancarlo Biguzzi Footnote icon

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