Hebrew Texts in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Surroundings offers a new perspective on Judaism, Christianity and Islam as religions of the book. Their problematic relation seems to indicate that there is more that divides than unites these religions. The present volume will show that there is an intricate web of relations between the texts of these three religious traditions. On many levels readings and interpretations intermingle and influence each other. Studying the multifaceted history of the way Hebrew texts were read and interpreted in so many different contexts may contribute to a better understanding of the complicated relation between Jews, Christians and Muslims. These studies are dedicated to Dineke Houtman honouring her work as professor of Jewish-Christian relations.
Klaas Spronk, Ph.D. (1986), is Professor of Old Testament at the Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam. He has published monographs and articles on biblical theology, the religions of the ancient Near East and on contextual interpretation of the Bible.
Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman, Ph.D. (2002), is Professor of the reception History of the Hebrew Bible in Antiquity at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She has published monographs and articles on the Jewish reception history of the Hebrew Bible, especially on Targum Jonathan.
Contributors are: Wout van Bekkum, F.J. Hoogewoud, Cees Houtman, Pieter W. van der Horst, Tamar Kadari , Hans-Martin Kirn, Gert van Klinken, Andreas Lehnardt, Geert W. Lorein, Magda Misset-van de Weg, Leon Mock, Johannes C. de Moor, Michael C. Mulder, Eric Ottenheijm, Marcel Poorthuis, Simon Schoon, Klaas Spronk, Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman, Harry Sysling, Lieve Teugels.
All interested in Hebrew Bible, Judaism, Rabbinic literature, the relation between Christianity, Judaism and Islam