Historical Approaches to the Bible and the Biblical World


This research unit provides a forum on historical method when dealing with the history of Palestine/Israel ("Geschichte Israels") and the relevant media mainly in the second and first Millennium BCE. We seek to foster scholarly and open-minded discussions integrating archaeology, history of media (incl. literary theory) and cultural studies. Beside a core-panel with frequent presence, invited papers are scheduled as well as open sessions. 


History of Ancient Israel, Bible, Archaeology, Iconography, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Methodology


Florian Lippke
University of Fribourg 

Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spano
University of Warsaw

Katharina Pyschny
Humboldt-University of Berlin

Member Area

Toulouse 2022

At the Annual Conference in 2022, the HABBW research unit will host a session on Judean religion(s) in Persian and early Hellenistic times (5th–3rd cent. BCE) in light of iconographic, epigraphic and biblical evidence. This session is the kick-off meeting to an international and interdisciplinary project of the same name conducted by Katharina Pyschny (Biblical Studies, Humboldt-University of Berlin) and Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spano (History, University of Warsaw). This session will exclusively consist of invited papers.