05/05/2021

PhD researcher in Biblical Studies

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Religious sciencesBiblical studies
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/06/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Louvain-la-Neuve
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

OFFER DESCRIPTION

  • Project description

For decades, one accepts that the Greek of the Septuagint, the most ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible, dating back to the 3rd century BCE, shows 'Egyptian' influences. However, this Egyptian background is not easy to detect. Undoubtedly, this is one of the reasons why a systematic analysis of these 'Egyptian' influences in the Septuagint is still missing.
In approaching possible Egyptian influences on the translation of the Greek Bible, the present project will mainly focus on the book of Deuteronomy. Its aim is to come to a precise inventory and analysis of passages showing 'Egyptian' influences on the linguistic, cultural, and religious level within the Greek Deuteronomy, thus contributing to the highly debated topic of the presence of typical ideological/theological accents within the Septuagint.

  • Work environment

The PhD candidate will be member of the Research Group 'Septuagint Studies and Textual Criticism' (https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/rscs/sstc.html), being part of the Research Institute Religions, Spiritualities, Cultures, Societies (RSCS) at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

  • Funding

The four-year PhD scholarship is funded by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS).

More Information

Selection process

Candidates are invited to submit their applications by June 1, 2021 by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Hans Ausloos, Director of the Research Group Septuagint Studies and Textual Criticism (hans.ausloos@uclouvain.be). The application should include the following documents as a single pdf file:

  • A full curriculum vitae, including an overview of the applicant's exam results and a copy of the applicant’s MA degree
  • A letter of application that outlines the candidate's background and motivation for applying to this project
  • A letter of recommendation by two academic referees.

Additional comments

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • An academic Master’s degree in Theology and/or Biblical Studies and/or Religious Studies of at least 120 credits
  • Knowledge of English, German and French
  • Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Greek

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
UCLouvain
Belgium
Louvain-la-Neuve

EURAXESS offer ID: 636776

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