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Lindgren Hjälm, Miriam, HögskolelektorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9647-7430
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Lindgren Hjälm, M. & Tarras, P. (2023). Early Christian Arabic Colophons from the Palestinian Monasteries: A Comparative Analysis. In: George Kiraz and Sabine Schmidtke (Ed.), Literary Snippets: Colophons Across Space and Time (pp. 119-168). Piscataway: Gorgias Press LLC
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Early Christian Arabic Colophons from the Palestinian Monasteries: A Comparative Analysis
2023 (English)In: Literary Snippets: Colophons Across Space and Time / [ed] George Kiraz and Sabine Schmidtke, Piscataway: Gorgias Press LLC , 2023, p. 119-168Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The present study offers a comparative analysis of colophons written in Arabic by Christian scribes at the monasteries of Saint Chariton, Saint Sabas, and Saint Catherine in the ninth and tenth centuries CE. These monasteries have played a crucial role in the formation of the early Christian Arabic manuscript tradition. The colophons of these manu-scripts provide the most immediate access to the socio-cultural milieu of their producers. The present study is based on a selection of 20 colo-phons, which are explicitly connected to one of the three monasteries. Our main aim is to draft a typology of early Christian Arabic colophons as a means to investigate the various issues surrounding emergent Chris-tian Arabic scribality. Additionally, we will discuss paleographical fea-tures of the handwriting of the scribes who authored the colophons dis-cussed here. As we will show, these can be used to connect anonymous colophons and manuscripts without colophons, at least with some prob-ability, to the workshops of these monasteries. Overall, our aim is to highlight the microhistorical significance of early Christian Arabic colo-phons, which not only offer spatio-temporal, prosopographical, social, intellectual, and, to some extent, economic coordinates for the contex-tualisation of early Christian Arabic manuscript production, but also al-low us to catch a glimpse of early Christian Arabic scribal self-perception. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway: Gorgias Press LLC, 2023
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2248 (URN)978-1-4632-4400-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-02-09 Created: 2024-02-09 Last updated: 2024-02-09
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2023). Qur’ānic Intertextuality in Early Christian Arabic Bible Translations. The Bible Translator, 74(3), 313-330
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Qur’ānic Intertextuality in Early Christian Arabic Bible Translations
2023 (English)In: The Bible Translator, ISSN 2051-6770, Vol. 74, no 3, p. 313-330Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper provides a number of cases where early Christian Arabic Bible translators resorted to qur’ānic-sounding language and (later) also a qur’ānic aesthetic in their production of biblical codices. The main purpose of the paper is to discuss various reasons as to why they went so far into the “realm of the other” when producing these translations. The answer to that question is most likely connected to the little-known function of these Bible translations, a topic also addressed in the paper. The adoption of qur’ānic language results in a comparatively high level of intertextuality and the use of codicological features associated with Mamluk Qur’āns also tend to blur religious borders. Thus, the paper also explores the possibility to view a portion of the Christian Arabic Bible endeavour as part of the broader process of “religious co-production.”

Keywords
Bible, translation, Arabic, Eastern Christian
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Biblical Studies; Eastern Christian Studies; History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2246 (URN)10.1177/20516770231217244 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017�01630Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2024-02-09 Created: 2024-02-09 Last updated: 2024-02-09
Lindgren Hjälm, M., Bitton-Ashkelony, B. & Kitchen, R. A. (Eds.). (2023). The Third Lung: New Trajectories in Syriac Studies: : Essays in Honor of Sebastian P. Brock. Paper presented at The Future of Syriac Studies and the Legacy of Sebastian P. Brock,. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Third Lung: New Trajectories in Syriac Studies: : Essays in Honor of Sebastian P. Brock
2023 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

No one mentions Syriac, – a dialect of the Aramaic language Jesus spoke –, without referring to Sebastian P. Brock, the Oxford scholar and teacher who has written and taught about everything Syriac, even reorienting the field as The Third Lung of early Christianity (along with Greek and Latin). In 2018, Syriac scholars world-wide gathered in Sigtuna, Sweden, to celebrate with Sebastian his accomplishments and share new directions. Through essays showing what Syriac studies have attained, where they are going, as well as some arenas and connections previously not imagined, flavors of the fruits of laboring in the field are offered. 

Contributors to this volume are: Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Shraga Bick, Briouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Alberto Camplani, Thomas A. Carlson, Jeff W. Childers, Muriel Debié, Terry Falla, George A. Kiraz, Sergey Minov, Craig E. Morrison, István Perczel, Anton Pritula, Ilaria Ramelli, Christine Shepardson, Stephen J. Shoemaker, Herman G.B. Teule, Kathleen E. McVey.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023
Series
Eastern Christian Studies, ISSN 1783-7154 ; 3
Keywords
Syriac, Eastern Christian Studies
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2247 (URN)978-90-04-53789-7 (ISBN)
Conference
The Future of Syriac Studies and the Legacy of Sebastian P. Brock,
Available from: 2024-02-09 Created: 2024-02-09 Last updated: 2024-02-09
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). A Very Modern Mediaeval Project: Text criticism and Jewish-Christian Interaction in a Coptic Psalter.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Very Modern Mediaeval Project: Text criticism and Jewish-Christian Interaction in a Coptic Psalter
2022 (English)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2071 (URN)
Note

Paper presented at the Late Antique seminar in cooperation with the Jewish Studies Department (historical faculty) at Warsaw University, 20 October 2022.

Available from: 2023-11-22 Created: 2023-11-22 Last updated: 2023-11-22Bibliographically approved
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). Biblical Theology, Scholarly Approaches, and the Bible in Arabic. In: Sonja Brentjes, Jens Hoyrup & Bruce R. O'Brien (Ed.), Narratives on Transla-tion across Eurasia and Africa: From Babylonia to Colonial India (pp. 135-156). Turnhout: Brepols
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biblical Theology, Scholarly Approaches, and the Bible in Arabic
2022 (English)In: Narratives on Transla-tion across Eurasia and Africa: From Babylonia to Colonial India / [ed] Sonja Brentjes, Jens Hoyrup & Bruce R. O'Brien, Turnhout: Brepols, 2022, p. 135-156Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turnhout: Brepols, 2022
Series
Contact and Transmission: Intercultural Encounters from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period, ISSN 2736-6952 ; 3
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2004 (URN)978-2-503-59489-7 (ISBN)978-2-503-59490-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-06 Created: 2023-10-06 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). Christian Bibles in Muslim Robes with Jewish Glosses: Arundel Or.15 and other Medieval Coptic Arabic Bible Translations at the British Library. British Library Blog Post
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Christian Bibles in Muslim Robes with Jewish Glosses: Arundel Or.15 and other Medieval Coptic Arabic Bible Translations at the British Library
2022 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
British Library Blog Post, 2022
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-1680 (URN)
Note

Guest post in British Library Asian and African studies blog

Available from: 2022-09-10 Created: 2022-09-10 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). Early Arabic Psalm Manuscripts at Sinai, their Scribesand their Readers.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Early Arabic Psalm Manuscripts at Sinai, their Scribesand their Readers
2022 (English)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2068 (URN)
Note

Presentation at the workshop: Monastic Literature in the Multilingual Context of Early Islamic Palestine and Sinai: Manuscripts, Scribes, Readers. Thursday, 7 April – Friday, 8 April 2022 – Online (ZOOM) Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna

Available from: 2023-11-21 Created: 2023-11-21 Last updated: 2023-11-21Bibliographically approved
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). Lost and Found: Christian Arabic Membra Disjecta in the Mingana Collection. In: Israel Muñoz Gallarte & Marzena Zawanowska (Ed.), Lost and Bound: ReconstructionTechniques in Fragmentary Manuscripts of the Jewish and Christian Tradition. Madrid: Editorial Sindéresis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lost and Found: Christian Arabic Membra Disjecta in the Mingana Collection
2022 (English)In: Lost and Bound: ReconstructionTechniques in Fragmentary Manuscripts of the Jewish and Christian Tradition / [ed] Israel Muñoz Gallarte & Marzena Zawanowska, Madrid: Editorial Sindéresis, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Madrid: Editorial Sindéresis, 2022
Series
Aramæo-arabica et graeca ; 5
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2006 (URN)8419199435 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-06 Created: 2023-10-06 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). Ortodox bibelsyn och bibelbruk.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ortodox bibelsyn och bibelbruk
2022 (Swedish)Other (Other academic)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2073 (URN)
Note

Deltagande i rådsmötet om bibelbruk och bibeltolkning, den 31 januari 2022, Sveriges kristna råd (SKR).

Available from: 2023-11-22 Created: 2023-11-22 Last updated: 2023-11-22Bibliographically approved
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). Patristic Exegesis in the Arab World. In: : . Paper presented at The 11th Nordic Patristic Meeting will take place at Aarhus University (DK) on the 24th-26th August 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patristic Exegesis in the Arab World
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Eastern Christian Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-2069 (URN)
Conference
The 11th Nordic Patristic Meeting will take place at Aarhus University (DK) on the 24th-26th August 2022
Available from: 2023-11-21 Created: 2023-11-21 Last updated: 2023-11-21Bibliographically approved
Projects
En kristen Bibel i en muslimsk kontext: studier av ett negligerat arabiskt arv [2017-01630_VR]; University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology (Closed down 2023-08-24); Publications
Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2023). Qur’ānic Intertextuality in Early Christian Arabic Bible Translations. The Bible Translator, 74(3), 313-330Lindgren Hjälm, M. & Polliack, M. (2022). Arabic, Research History,. In: Armin Lange, Matthias Henze (Ed.), The Textual History of the Bible: vol. 3: A Companion to Textual Criticism. Leiden: Brill Academic PublishersLindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). Biblical Theology, Scholarly Approaches, and the Bible in Arabic. In: Sonja Brentjes, Jens Hoyrup & Bruce R. O'Brien (Ed.), Narratives on Transla-tion across Eurasia and Africa: From Babylonia to Colonial India (pp. 135-156). Turnhout: BrepolsLindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). Christian Bibles in Muslim Robes with Jewish Glosses: Arundel Or.15 and other Medieval Coptic Arabic Bible Translations at the British Library. British Library Blog PostLindgren Hjälm, M. (2022). [Review of] Receptions of the Bible in Byzantium: Texts, Manuscripts, and their Readers. Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia 20. Red. Reinhart Ceulemans och Barbara Crostini, [Review]. Signum : katolsk orientering om kyrka, kultur, samhälle, 6, 56-58Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2021). Psalms to Reason, Psalms to Heal.: The Scriptures in Early Rūm Orthodox Treatises. In: Marzena Zawanowska and Mateusz Wilk (Ed.), The Character of David in Judaism, Christianity and Islam:: Warrior, Poet, Prophet and King (pp. 239-272). Leiden: Brill Academic PublishersLindgren Hjälm, M. (2021). Tidiga arabiska bibelöversättningar: Interreligiös interaktion, bibelsyn och meningsskapande. Segl, 157-166Lindgren Hjälm, M. (2020). 1.1.10 The Arabic Canon. In: Frank Feder, Matthias Henze (Ed.), The Textual History of the Bible: 2A (pp. 280-298). Leiden: Brill Academic PublishersLindgren Hjälm, M. (2020). 1.2.12 Arabic Texts. In: Frank Feder, Matthias Henze (Ed.), The Textual History of the Bible: 2A (pp. 483-495). Leiden: Brill Academic PublishersLindgren Hjälm, M. (2020). A Paleographical Study of Early Christian Arabic Manuscripts. Collectanea Christiana Orientalia, 17, 37-77
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