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[Workshop] Law and Religion, Amsterdam

The public is invited to the workshop “Law and Religion in the Middle
East and Mediterranean through the Ages”, to be held at the University
of Amsterdam this June.

* For programme, abstracts and additional information, please see our
* If you plan to come, please send an email to: (attendance is free and open to all).
* Questions and enquiries can be sent to Ilan Peled:
* Time and place: Friday, June 28, P.C. Hoofthuis, lecture room 1.05
(Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam).

09:30-10:00: gathering, coffee.

10:00-10:15: opening words (Irene Zwiep).

10:15-12:00: Session 1: Ancient Near Eastern and Christian Law. Chair:
Karel van der Toorn.

Sophie Démare-Lafont (key-note speaker, Université Paris II –
Panthéon-Assas / Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, PSL): “Gods as
Judges: The Making of Law in the Ancient Near East.”

Ilan Peled (University of Amsterdam): “A Deo Lex? Law and Religion in
Ancient Near Eastern Legislation.”

Jan Hallebeek (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): “Church Asylum in Late
Antiquity: Concession by the Emperor or Competence of the Church?”

12:00-13:30: lunch.

13:30-15:00: Session 2: Biblical and Jewish Law. Chair: Irene Zwiep.

Jacques van Ruiten (University of Groningen): “Legal Material in the
Book of Jubilees.”

Margaretha Folmer (Leiden University / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam):
“The Divorce Motif in Jewish Magical Texts from Late Antiquity.”

Leo Mock (Tilburg University): “The Rabbis and Idolatry.”

15:00-15:30: coffee.

15:30-16:30: Session 3: Islamic Law. Chair: Robbert Woltering.

Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort (Radboud University Nijmegen): “The
Impact of Imitation: The Development of the Sunna of the Prophet
Muhammad as the Second Source of Islamic Jurisprudence.”

Jelle Bruning (Leiden University): “Compensating for the Illegal Sale
of a Slave: A Socio-Historical Approach to Early-Islamic Laws on

16:30-16:45: concluding words (Ilan Peled).

Irene Zwiep and Ilan Peled