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Solomon - Research Project

1. Project description

This research focuses on the various images of King Solomon: his biblical portrait and its reception in literature and music. The project will show how the biblical images unfold as an ongoing process of reading and rewriting within the cultural context of their time. 
(project summary / Kurzbeschreibung )

2. Team

3. Publications

  • Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher. Solomon: Wisdom’s Most Famous Aspirant. In: Aitken, James;  Clines, Jermemy; Maier, Christl (Eds.). Interested Readers. Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David J.A. Clines. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature 2013, 73-85. open access
  • Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher. "Alles eitel und so weitel'' — Lyrische Erinnerungen an Salomo. In: Robker, Jonathan; Ueberschaer, Frank; Wagner, Thomas (Eds.), Text — Textgeschichte — Textrezeption  (AOAT 419)  Essays in Honor of Siegfried Kreuzer. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag  2014, 647-663. open access
  • Elisabeth Birnbaum, Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher. The wise king's vanity: The הבל motive in the reception of king Solomon''. In: BibRec 3 (2015), 265-290. open access

4. Lectures

  • Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher. "What is the Price for Quietude? Re-Imagining king Solomon." Paper read at the Annual Meeting der European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) 2013 in Leipzig, 39.7 - 2.8.2013.
  • Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher. Salomo als Schriftsteller. Lecture at the workshop "Salomo: Bilder - Brüche - Konstruktionen" University of  Tübingen, 12.-13. June 2015.
  • Elisabeth Birnbaum. Konstruktionen Salomos im Koheletbuch und in christlich-jüdischer Rezeption.  Lecture at the workshop "Salomo: Bilder - Brüche - Konstruktionen"  University of Tübingen, 12.-13. June 2015.
  • Elisabeth Birnbaum. Why (dis)like Solomon? Reasons for an (un)favourable view of Solomon in Song of Songs. Paper read at the Shir ha-Shirim-Workshop in Prag, 9.-11. June 2015.
  • Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher. Solomon's prayer. Paper read at the Annual Meeting der European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) in Cordoba, 12.-15. Juli 2015.
  • Elisabeth Birnbaum. 1000 und (k)eine Braut. Salomo als Prüfstein der Hoheliedinterpretation. Lecture read at the annual meeting of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft der katholischen deutschsprachigen Alttestamentlerinnen und Alttestamentler (AGAT)" in Vienna, 30. August – 2. September 2015.
  • Elisabeth Birnbaum. Papas Liebling? Muttersöhnchen? Wessen Sohn ist Salomo? Paper read at the annual Meeting of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Assistentinnen und Assistenten an bibelwissenschaftlichen Instituten in Österreich" in Graz, 23.-25. September 2015.
  • Elisabeth Birnbaum. Rebuffing Solomon. The interlacement of Culture, Exegesis and Art in the Drama Theory of the Song of Songs. Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, USA, 20.-24. November 2015.
  • Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher. Solomon: a mirror of political discourse. Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, USA, 20.-24. November 2015.

5. Conference (18.-20. May 2016 in Linz)

"Salomobilder in Barock und Moderne. Ein interdisziplinäres Kaleidoskop“. 

6. Research grant

The project (P 25473-G15) is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) since 1.12.2013.