Re: [ANE-2] Gesenius conference
- I wish I could be there! A very handsome poster is shown at the first link, and an entire week of papers at the second!
As a side note, Rudolf Meyer told me that ca. 1950 he simultaneously received offers to prepare the new edition of Gesenius's Grammar (thus following on Bergstraesser's unfinished verson) or the new edition of Beer's mini-grammar in the Sammlung Goeschen. He chose the latter -- perhaps as being feasible to complete within a single lifetime -- and by the time he'd done two editions, it had grown from two to four pamphlets and Beer's name appeared only as a historical note in the third edition.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
>From: Stefan Schorch <schorch_AT@...>
>Sent: Tue, January 26, 2010 7:06:46 AM
>Subject: [ANE-2] Gesenius conference
>Conference at the University of Halle (Germany), 14-18 March 2010
>"Biblical Exegesis and Hebrew Lexicography: Gesenius' Hebrew Dictionary as Resource and Mirror of Old Testament Scholarship, throughout 200 Years since its first Publication"
>Wilhelm Gesenius (1786-1842), professor for Biblical studies at the University of Halle, was the founder of modern Hebrew lexicography and grammar. His numerous works on Hebrew and on further Semitic languages were most influential, especially his "Hebraeisch- deutsches Handwoerterbuch" and the "Thesaurus philologicus criticus linguae Hebraeae et Chaldaeae Veteris Testamenti".
>The conference, celebrating 200 years since the first edition of the "Handwoerterbuch" was published in 1810, will deal with different aspects of the lexicographical and exegetical work of Wilhelm Gesenius, its basis and its influence, its different editions, its re-worked editions, and its translations. The central question will be how Biblical exegesis influenced the dictionary and its development during its different editions, on the one hand, and how the dictionary influenced the critical exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, on the other.
>http://www.schorch at/html/aktuelle s.html and
>http://www.schorch at/html/gesenius -programm. html