The concept of intertextuality was originally coined as an instrument in answering the question of how meaning is communicated through texts. The Interactions in Interpretation discusses various aspects of how the world of the Bible (seen as a world of a certain language: a complex of ideas, notions, images, idioms, stories, that are shared and referred to) communicates with other worlds in both directions. The collection of studies follows three types of interactions with marked bearing on understanding: (1) interactions with a particular motif of dream, (2) interactions with a particular text of Isa 6:9–10, (3) intertextuality in changing contexts.
Jan Roskovec, Ph.D. (1966), Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, is assistant professor of New Testament studies at Protestant Theological Faculty and director of Centre for Biblical Studies. He has published mainly on exegesis and theology of Pauline epistles and Gospel of John.
Vít Hušek, Th.D. (1971), Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, is associate professor of theology at that university and author of Ambrosiaster and the History of Salvation (OIKOYMENH 2017) and numerous articles on Greek and Latin patristics.
Part 1: To Understand a Dream – Interactions of a Motif
The Origin of Dreams in the Bible against the Background of the Greek Theories of Dreams Filip Horáček
Ecclesiastes and Ecclesiasticus in Dispute: Are Dreams Permissible? Filip Čapek
Mordecai’s Dream in Interaction with the Dreams of Joseph and Daniel Petr Chalupa
What Did Paul Hear in the Third Heaven? The Second-Century Christian Debate on Paul’s Mystical Vision and Its Consequences Piotr Ashwin Siejkowski
The Double Interpretation of Eliphaz’ Dream in Gregory the Great’s Morals on the Book of Job Dominik Opatrný
Part 2: ‘To Listen, but Never Understand’ – Interactions of a Text (Isa 6:9–10)
The Strange Mission of Isaiah Gabriela Ivana Vlková
A Blinding Message: The Paradox of Obstinacy in Early Christian Theology Jan Roskovec
Isaiah 6:9–10 in the Ending of Luke-Acts Petr Mareček
Isaiah 6:9–10 in Gnostic Interpretations Zuzana Vítková
Part 3: To Understand Anew – Intertextuality in Interpretation
‘Do Not Go to Another Field.’ Late Antique Rabbinic-Patristic Exegetical Encounter over the Book of Ruth Eleanor Jasmine Foo
‘Do Not Submit Again to a Yoke of Slavery.’ Liberation in Christ as a ‘New Exodus’ in Paul’s Letter to Galatians Peter Cimala
Augustine on formae Christi. A Case Study of Inter(con)textuality Pablo Irizar
Index of Modern Authors Index of Subjects and Names Index of Sources
All interested generally in intertextuality and history of interpretation, and particularly in the interpretation of the Bible.