Session524
TitleOn the Borders of Jewish Identity: Cultural Encounters between Christians and the Betä Ǝsra'el (Ethiopian Jews)
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserAlexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
 
Moderator/ChairAlexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Adam Simmons, Department of History, Language & Global Cultures, Nottingham Trent University
 
Paper 524-a The Campaign of the Solomonic Monarch Yəsḥaq (1414-1429/30) as a Turning Point in Betä Ǝsra'el History: Its Commemoration in Solomonic and Betä Ǝsra'el Sources and Holy Sites
(Language: English)
Bar Kribus, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 524-b Expanding Borders through the Cross: Missionary Activities of Orthodox Christian Saints among the Betä Ǝsra'el
(Language: English)
Sophia Dege-Müller, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian & Eritrean Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index Terms: Hagiography; Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 524-c Representations of the History of Betä Ǝsra'el in the Royal Chronicle of King Śarḍa Dǝngǝl (r. 1563-1597): A Historical Commentary
(Language: English)
Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian & Eritrean Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index Terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Historiography - Medieval
 
AbstractIn this session, we will examine both Christian representations of Jews and the Beta Israel's own construction of identity of sacred and political space in late medieval and early modern Ethiopia. We will carefully consider how these constructions of self and other shaped encounters between Beta Israel and Christians both in the context of religious encounters and political interactions.