Workshop on German Jews and the Task of Bible Translation
Luther’s Bible translation was a key factor in the formation of modern German culture and language. Two centuries after Luther’s landmark translation, Moses Mendelssohn produced the first Jewish Bible translation into High German. This sparked an explosion of German Jewish Bible translations culminating in Buber’s and Rosenzweig’s renowned work. A burgeoning body of research has emerged that investigates the diverse cultural, political and theological functions of these translations. This colloquium brings together three leading scholars to share some of these exciting new research.