International Conference

Jesus and the Pharisees

An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal

Event Schedule

Pontifical Biblical Institute

Rome - 7 to 9 May, 2019

Registration will close on March 15

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Pontifical Biblical Institute

Jesus and the Pharisees

Rome - 7 to 9 May, 2019

Speakers

May 7, 1909 - May 7, 2019

Pontifical Biblical Institute

110th Anniversary of the Institute's Founding

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Jesus and the Pharisees

An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal

On the Occasion of the 110th Anniversary of the Biblical Institute's Founding, May 7, 1909

The international conference Jesus and the Pharisees: An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal brings together Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, and other scholars from Argentina, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States.

The conference first deals with the possible origins and meanings of the name “Pharisee” in different languages. It then examines the various ancient sources about the Pharisees (Josephus, Qumran, archaeological data, the New Testament, and Rabbinic Literature).

After a round table discussion of the results concerning the “historical” Pharisees, the second part of the conference will be devoted to the Wirkungsgeschichte (history of interpretation and its effects), from Patristic Literature, to Medieval Jewish interpretations, to Passion Plays, the Movies, Religion Text Books, and Homiletics. In the end, we will look at possible ways to represent the Pharisees less inadequately in the future.

Prof. Joseph Sievers, Pontifical Biblical Institute

 

 

Event Schedule

You may register for the entire conference or just for the closing session.

  • Tuesday

    08.00-8.45

    Pick up badges and conference material

  • Tuesday

    09.00

    Greetings and Introduction

    Michael F. Kolarcik, S.J.

    Rector, Pontifical Biblical Institute

    Rabbi David Rosen

    American Jewish Committee

    Joseph Sievers

    Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • Tuesday

    09.15

    What's in a Name? Interpreting the Name "Pharisee" Through the Centuries

    Craig Morrison

    Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • Tuesday

    10.00

    Esteem and Criticism of Pharisees in Josephus, the Synoptics, and Acts

    Steve Mason

    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Tuesday

    10.45

    Break

  • Tuesday

    11.15

    Pharisaic Halakha as Emerging from 4QMMT

    Vered Noam

    Tel Aviv Unversity
  • Tuesday

    12.00

    Pharisees: Purity Concerns and Common Judaism in Light of Archaeology

    Eric Meyers

    Duke University
  • Tuesday

    12.45

    Lunch break

  • Tuesday

    15.00

    Presentation of the Exhibit: "The Pharisees in Art" (in the Aula Magna)

    Yvonne Dohna Schlobitten

    Pontifical Gregorian University
  • Tuesday

    15.15

    Paul, an Anomalous Pharisee: Some Remarks on Philippians 3:5

    Juan Manuel Granados

    Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • Tuesday

    15.45

    Polemic against the Pharisees in Matthew 23

    Adela Yarbro Collins

    Yale University
  • Tuesday

    16.30

    Break

  • Tuesday

    17.00

    Does Matthew make enemies friends? Pharisees and Sadducees together in Matthew

    Henry Pattarumadathil

    Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • Tuesday

    17.45

    Luke/Acts as a Source for the History of the Pharisees

    Hermut Löhr

    Universität Bonn
  • Thursday

    Morning

    Papal Audience

  • Thursday

    15.00

    Pharisees in the Passion Play of Oberammergau

    Christian Stückl

    Artistic Director of Münchner Volkstheater & Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Thursday

    15.45

    The Pharisees on Film

    Adele Reinhartz

    University of Ottawa
  • Thursday

    16.30

    The Pharisees as a Textbook Case

    Philip Cunningham

    St. Joseph's University
  • Thursday

    17.15

    Break

  • Thursday

    18.00

    Greetings and Introduction


    Nuno Da Silva Gonçalves, S.J.

    Rector of the PontificalGregorian University

    Bp. Ambrogio Spreafico

    President of the Italian Bishops Conference's Commission for Ecumenism and Dialogue

    Rabbi Riccardo S. Di Segni

    Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Rome

    Joseph Sievers

    Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • Thursday

    18.10

    Preaching the Pharisees: History, Liturgy, and Ethics

    Amy-Jill Levine

    Vanderbilt University
  • Thursday

    18.40

    Quale futuro per i farisei?/What Future for the Pharisees?

    Massimo Grilli

    Pontifical Gregorian University
  • Thursday

    19.10

    Discussion

  • Thursday

    19.30

    Refreshments

Registration

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Registration will close on March 15, or when no more seats are available

 

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The entire conference will be held in English, except for the concluding session on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00pm at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where 
simultaneous translation into Italian and English will be available.

 

You may register for the entire conference or just for the final session.

Registration will only become effective upon receipt of e-mail confirmation from the conference organizers.

Speakers

Abraham Skorka - St. Joseph's University
The Pharisees as Seen by Medieval Rabbis
08 May - 17.45

Abraham Skorka

St. Joseph's University
Adela Yarbro Collins - Yale University
Polemic against the Pharisees in Matthew 23
07 May - 15.45

Adela Yarbro Collins

Yale University
Adele
 Reinhartz - University of Ottawa
The Pharisees on Film
09 May - 15.45

Adele Reinhartz

University of Ottawa
Amy-Jill
 Levine - Vanderbilt University
Preaching the Pharisees: History, Liturgy, and Ethics
09 May - 18.10

Amy-Jill Levine

Vanderbilt University
Christian Stückl - Artistic Director of Münchner Volkstheater &  Oberammergau Passion Play
Pharisees in the Passion Play of Oberammergau
09 May - 15.00

Christian Stückl

Artistic Director of Münchner Volkstheater & Oberammergau Passion Play
Craig Morrison - Pontifical Biblical Institute
What's in a Name? Interpreting the Name "Pharisee" Through the Centuries
07 May - 09.15

Craig Morrison

Pontifical Biblical Institute
Eric Meyers - Duke University
Pharisees: Purity Concerns and Common Judaism in Light of Archaeology
07 May - 12.00

Eric Meyers

Duke University
Günter Stemberger - Universität Wien
The Pharisees and the Rabbis: How much continuity?
08 May - 11.45

Günter Stemberger

Universität Wien
Harold Attridge - Yale University
Jesus, Nicodemus and the other Pharisees in the Gospel of John
08 May - 09.00

Harold Attridge

Yale University
Henry  Pattarumadathil - Pontifical Biblical Institute
Does Matthew make enemies friends? Pharisees and Sadducees together in Matthew
07 May - 17.00

Henry Pattarumadathil

Pontifical Biblical Institute
Hermut Löhr - Universität Bonn
Luke/Acts as a Source for the History of the Pharisees
07 May - 17.45

Hermut Löhr

Universität Bonn
Jens Schröter - Humboldt-Universität Berlin
The Historical Jesus and the Pharisees: What can we know about their mutual relationships?
08 May - 09.45

Jens Schröter

Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Juan Manuel Granados - Pontifical Biblical Institute
Paul, an Anomalous Pharisee: Some Remarks on Philippians 3:5
07 May - 15.15

Juan Manuel Granados

Pontifical Biblical Institute
Massimo Grilli - Pontifical Gregorian University
Quale futuro per i farisei?/What Future for the Pharisees?
09 May - 18.40

Massimo Grilli

Pontifical Gregorian University
Matthias Skeb - Pontifical Gregorian University
The Patristic Reinterpretation of the 'Pharisees': Literary forms and Theological Intentions
08 May - 17.00

Matthias Skeb

Pontifical Gregorian University
Michael Kolarcik, S.J. - Pontifical Biblical Institute
Panel discussion: Will the Real Pharisees Please Stand Up?
08 May - 15.00

Michael Kolarcik, S.J.

Pontifical Biblical Institute
Philip Cunningham - St. Joseph's University
The Pharisees as a Textbook Case
09 May - 16.30

Philip Cunningham

St. Joseph's University
Rabbi David Rosen - American Jewish Committee
Panel discussion: Will the Real Pharisees Please Stand Up?
08 May - 15.00

Rabbi David Rosen

American Jewish Committee
Steve Mason - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Esteem and Criticism of Pharisees in Josephus, the Synoptics, and Acts
07 May - 10.00

Steve Mason

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Vered
 Noam - Tel Aviv Unversity
Pharisaic Halakha as Emerging from 4QMMT
07 May - 11.15

Vered Noam

Tel Aviv Unversity
Yair
 Furstenberg - Hebrew University, Jerusalem
The Law of the Pharisees between the Gospels and Rabbinic Tradition
08 May - 11.00

Yair Furstenberg

Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Yvonne  Dohna Schlobitten - Pontifical Gregorian University
Presentation of the Exhibit: "The Pharisees in Art" (in the Aula Magna)
07 May - 15.00

Yvonne Dohna Schlobitten

Pontifical Gregorian University

Organisers

The conference is organized by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in collaboration with the Pontifical Gregorian University, especially its Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies

 

Pontifical Biblical Institute
Pontifical Gregorian University - Cardinal Bea Centre.

Sponsors

Generous support has been provided by AJC – American Jewish Committee, CEI – Conferenza Episcopale Italiana, Gregorian University Foundation and Verbum

 

American Jewish Committee
Conferenza Episcopale Italiana
Gregorian Universty Foundation
Verbum