The article deals with the Jewish reaction to the early twentieth-century controversy, known as the Babel und Bibel-controversy, which centered around a series of lectures given in 1902-03 by the eminent German Assyriologist, Friedrich Delitzsch. The reasons for the controversy in German society and its content have been widely surveyed and analyzed, but much less is known about the many reverberations it had in Jewish-German society and outside of it. The involvement of various Jewish circles - orthodox, reform and nationalist - was directed against the anti-Semitic elements in Delitzsch's views, and was part of the German-Jewish "dialogue." The polemic also marked a milestone in the attitude of modern Judaism to the value and significance of the Bible.
|Title of host publication||Band 1 2003|
|Publisher||De Gruyter Mouton|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 24 Jul 2014|