Wuppertal 2020 Call for Papers
The workshop’s main focus is on the development of theological concepts in the inner biblical dialogue between Deut and Kgs. This includes, but is not limited to, core concepts like cultic centralization (Deut 12 / 1 Kgs 12), monolatry (Deut 5 and 6 / 1 Kgs 16 and 2 Kgs 18) and regulations for ideal kingship (Deut 17 / 1 Kgs 11). The overarching question will be how Deuteronomism became the master narrative for (parts of) the Hebrew Bible.
Thus, it will be asked
how the relationship between Deut and Kgs can be defined on the basis of case studies on the relevant texts
if (or how) the theology of Deut and the interpretation of history in Kgs might have shaped each other
if theological concepts in Kgs differ from those in Deut
what the origin of the core concepts of Deuteronomic theology are (e.g., centralization of the cult, monolatry).
All papers relating to one of these questions from the perspective of literary history, tradition history, religious history, archaeology, or cultural studies are welcome.