Demon; Hellenistic Judaism; Ancient Israel; Hebrew Bible; Septuagint; Ancient mythology
Angelini Anna (2018), Demonic agents in the Greek Bible. Evaluating the role of Septuagint in creating an Hellenistic demonology, in Meiser Martin (ed.), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 701-713.
Angelini Anna (2017), L’imaginaire comparé du démoniaque dans les traditions de l’Israël ancien. Le bestiaire d’Esaïe dans la Septante, in Römer Thomas (ed.), Academic Press / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Fribourg / Göttingen, 116-134.
Nihan Christophe (2017), Les habitants des ruines dans la Bible hébraïque, in Römer Thomas (ed.), Academic Press/Vandehoeck & Ruprecht, Fribourg/Göttingen, 88-115.
Angelini Anna (2016), Ruins, Zion, and the Animal Imagery in the Septuagint of Isaiah 34, in Journal for the Septuagint and Cognate Studies
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AngeliniAnna, Gryps, in Joosten Jan (ed.), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen.
Angelini Anna, Illness, Possession and Healing in the Second Temple Period: An Overview, in Journal of Social History of Medicine and Health
Despite the renewed interest for the category of “demon” in biblical studies, this category has never been systematically studied in the case of the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. The present research will fill this lacuna, by comparing the way in which demons are represented in both corpuses, and by offering a comprehensive analysis of the way in which a specific “demonic” imaginaire is construed within the Septuagint. From a methodological perspective, the research will not merely engage in a word-to-word comparison between Septuagint and Hebrew Bible, but will seek to replace the Septuagint in its ancient Hellenistic context; the approach will combine classical philological methods with a cultural-anthropological perspective on translation. Overall, the research will (1) clarify the place of the LXX in the development of early Jewish representations of demons; (2) examine how the LXX can retrospectively illuminate the representation of demons in the Hebrew Bible; and (3) renew the theoretical discussion on demons in biblical studies by reintroducing a dynamic historical perspective based on the LXX as first reception of the Hebrew Bible in Hellenistic Judaism.