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Srecko Koralija

Srecko Koralija

Old Testament

Septuagint

Peshitta

Targums

Lexical Semantics & Lexicography

Judaism, Christianity & Islam

History


Biography:

Education:

BA (Fribourg), MA (Fribourg), SSB (Rome), MSt (Oxon), MSt (Oxon)

International Human Rights (specialized online course, Université Catholique de Louvain) [2016]

(Summer School) Certificate in Hebrew codicology and palaeography (Academia Ambrosiana/Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Milan) [2015]

Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe Modern Challenges (Woolf Institute, Cambridge) [2015]

International Septuagint Summer School, Göttingen [2014]

Grants/Awards:

*Travel grant for the OSAJS [Oxford Seminars in Advanced Jewish Studies] project - Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies [2017/2018]

*Grant for the workshop 'Linked Data and Syriac Sources' (Amsterdam, 11-13 March, 2018) - the Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer (ETCBC) [Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]

*Vice-Chancellor’s Award of the University of Cambridge (UK) [2016]

Subject area and speciality

Old Testament specialists:

PhD research topic: 'Lexemes and Inner-Syriac developments in the Peshitta of Genesis'

Research Interests

*Syriac and Aramaic Literature, Semitic languages, Greek, Septuagint, History, Patristics, Theology, Biblical Studies, Hebrew and Jewish studies, Arabic, Palaeography and Codicology

*passion for languages:

-          Croatian, English, French, German, Spanish,  Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Hungarian (elementary knowledge), Modern Greek (elementary knowledge), Ancient Greek (reading/working knowledge), Latin (reading/working knowledge), Biblical Hebrew (reading/working knowledge), Modern Hebrew (intermediate), Classical Arabic (reading/working knowledge),  Syriac (reading/working knowledge), Aramaic (reading/working knowledge), Coptic (reading/working knowledge), Ancient Georgian (reading/working knowledge), Middle Egyptian (reading knowledge), Japanese (elementary knowledge)

Teaching

*Syriac reading group (Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge, 2017/2018)

*Experience in teaching [in French, English and Croatian] Patristics, Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, History, Philosophy, Hellenistic Judaism

Other Professional Activities

*Member of the organising committee of the conference 'Being Jewish, Writing Greek: Literary Form and Cultural Identity' (University of Cambridge, September 6th-8th 2017) http://beingjewish-writinggreek.co.uk/

* Main organizer of the International Study Week and Conference (2013-2017) Trogir-Croatia

*Main organizer of the International Congress ‘Do religions have a significance for Europe? (Zagreb 8th-10th January 2016)

*Student member of the Institute Dominique Barthélemy (Fribourg, Switzerland) [2011-2013]

*Translating academic articles mainly from English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French into Croatian.

*Member of the IRD (Interreligious dialogue) OP group as representative for Europe 

*Member of the scientific committee of the Institute of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Zagreb)

*Member of 'La Société d'études syriaques'

Collaborators

Key Publications

Edited volumes:

Velika Ilustrirana Biblija: od stvaranja do uskrsnuća (Zagreb: Mozaik knjiga, 2017), pp. 512 [redaction of the Croatian translation].

Synthesis philosophica, 32.1 (2017), pp. 1-245. [co-edited with Marija Selak]

Recent Papers:

'Notions of Paradise, Enjoyment and Heaven in LXX' [Ilmari Soisalon-Soininen centennial Symposium on the Septuagint, Helsinki, 2017] forthcoming 

'Bog – milosrdni pedagog kod sv. Efrema Sirijskog u kontekstu sirijske teološke tradicije', Vrhbosnensia 21.2 (2017), pp. 341-363.

'Quo vadis critica?' in Filozofija i teologija u kontekstu znanstveno-tehničke civilizacije (ed. J. Oslić, A. Ćubelić, and N. Malović; Zagreb: Kršćanska sadašnjost, 2016), pp. 19-35.

'Poslanje propovijedanja', Diacovensia 23.4 (2015), pp. 547-552.

'Međureligijski dijalog - put do izgradnje mira', in Religije i nasilje (ed. M. Nikić, M. Marjanović; Zagreb: FTI, 2015), pp. 133-147.

'Mudroslovna skicoznost u Prop 1,4-11', in Veritas vitae et doctrinae. U potrazi za istinom o čovjeku i Bogu. Zbornik u čast Hrvoja Lasića (ed. A. Gavrić, I. Šestak, Zagreb: FTI, 2012), pp. 220-233.

Book Reviews:

Hartenstein, Fr., Die bleibende Bedeutung des Alten Testaments. Studien zur Relevanz des ersten Kanonteils für Theologie und Kirche (Biblisch-Theologische Studien, 165; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017), pp. Viii + 310. [forthcoming in JSOT 2018]

Graham, C. A., The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein: Early Christian Appropriation of Genesis 3:22-24 (The Bible in Ancient Christianity, 12; Leiden: Brill, 2017), pp. xiv + 249. [forthcoming in JSOT 2018]

Jurič, S., Biser biblijske mudrosti. Mudrost lijepa govora u Knjizi Sirahovoj, (Glas Koncila: Zagreb, 2010), pp. 330. in: Nova prisutnost 10.1 (2012)

Talks/Presentations:

2017:

'Doctrine and Language: In the Quest for Meaning' (9 November, Woolf Institute, Cambridge)

'Reception of yt (Gn 1:1) in the Syriac tradition' (28 April, OT/HB Oxbridge Conference, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge)

‘Philo, Life of Moses’ (23 February, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge)

2016:

'Textual issues in Gn 22 - comparative analysis of Syriac, Greek and Hebrew.' (16 November, Graduate OT Seminar, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge)

'Jezik- učitelj razmišljanja?' [TED talk] (28 October, Dubrovnik, Croatia)

2015:

'Saint Ephrem’s reading of Genesis' (Blackfriars, Oxford) 

'Humanities in front of Challenges' (Catholic University, Zagreb)

'Jewish Concepts in Christian Tradition' (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb)

2014:

'Why Classical Education in the Modern World?' (Faculty of Teacher Education, Zagreb)

'Literacy and Translation Techniques' (Faculty of Humanities, Zagreb)

‘Interreligious Dialogue’ (International JRD conference, Surabaya, Indonesia, 11-16 August)

Forthcoming papers:

Semantics of Interaction Between Historical Knowledge and Spirituality [keynote speaker - Faculty of Philosophy, Warsaw, March 2018]

Targum and Peshitta: the lexeme špr [9th International Meeting of the International Organization for Targum Studies, July 9-11, 2018, University College London]

Moodle

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