NWO parable project

The project  “Parables and the Partings of the Ways”, is a joint project of researchers of Utrecht University,  the Tilburg School of Theology, and the Protestant Theological University, funded by NWO.

My contribution is the textual study of the meshalim (Parables) in tannaitic midrashim leading to the publication of an annotated synoptic edition of the textual witness (manuscripts and early printed editions) of these meshalim. A first volume containing the parables in the tannaitic Midrashim to Exodus, i.e. Mekhilta de Rabbi Ishmael and the Mekhilta de Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, some 50 parables  has been published in 2019 by Mohr Siebeck. I hope to publish similar volumes about the meshalim in  the tannaitic Midrashim to Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

See the video about my book here: http://lieveteugels.nl/?p=324

This project features its own public website parabelproject.nl on which we introduce and explain parables by Jesus and by the rabbis. Take a look. These are my blogs.

Read also my blog on parables on the PThU website: http://lieveteugels.nl/?p=1

In september 2017 I was interviewed in Paris about the use of a Geniza fragment of the Mechilta that contains a parable: see my Video page.

International Parable Seminar.
The Parable in Early Christian and Rabbinic Sources:
Form, Content and Theological Significance.
Schechter Institute, Jerusalem, May 11th 2018.
Dr. Lieve Teugels, Dr Paul Mandel

And take a look at this special issue of JSTR (NTT) on parables.

F.l.t.r: Albertina Oegema, Jonathan Pater, Annette Merz, Martijn Stoutjesdijk, Eric Ottenheijm, Marcel Poorthuis

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