ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)
RESEARCH FIELDReligious sciences › Biblical studies
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/06/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Louvain-la-Neuve
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
- 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).
The four-year PhD scholarship is funded by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
- 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).
- The four-year PhD scholarship is funded by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS).
- 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
EURAXESS offer ID: 636776
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