The Scribe in the Biblical World: A Bridge Between Scripts, Languages and Cultures, Strasbourg, 2019
This international conference focused on the scribe’s status, training, practices, and work in the Biblical world. What was the scribe’s role in Eastern and Mediterranean societies? Were there rival scribal schools? What was their role in daily life? How many scripts and languages did they grasp? Did they master political and religious rhetoric? Did they travel or share foreign traditions, cultures, and beliefs? Were all scribes redactors, or simple copyists? What was their influence on the redaction of the Bible? How did they relate to political and religious powers? Did they have an authority of their own?
17–19 June, 2019
Salle du Conseil, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire
6 place de la République, 67000 Strasbourg
Photos by Boaz Zissu.