Meetings 2013


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Dr Eryl W. Davies (Bangor) “Ideology and Constructions of the ‘History of Israel’” (Presidential Address)

Dr Janet Tollington (Cambridge) “Reading Ruth in Dialogue with Torah”

Dr Jenni Williams (Oxford) “Childlessness in the Hebrew Bible”

Dr Christopher Meredith (Sheffield) “On Lovers and Labyrinths: Revisiting Space in the Song of Songs”

Dr Helen Leneman (Bethesda) “Musical Paths to Experiencing Job”

Prof. John Healey (Manchester) “Aspects of Late Aramaic Epigraphy and Law”

Prof. George Brooke (Manchester) “Some Issues Behind the Ethics in the Qumran Scrolls”

Dr Katharine Dell (Cambridge) “Reject or retrieve? Feminist Readings of Ecclesiastes 7:23-9”

Dr Mary Mills (Liverpool) “City-space and Cosmic Determinism in texts from the Minor Prophets”

Prof. Ronald Clements (Cambridge) “Solomon and the Regulation of Kingship in Deut.17.14-19”

At the conference there were also three Seminars: Ms Elizabeth Harper (Cambridge) “Creating dynamic Powerpoint presentations”, Dr David Instone-Brewer (Cambridge), “Accessing and using downloadable resources” and Dr James Aitken (Cambridge) and Dr Stuart Weeks (Durham) on the SOTS Wiki.

University of Bangor, 22nd–24th July 2013

Prof. Robert Hayward (Durham), “A Lawgiver for the Nations: Observations on the Greek Translation of Psalm 9:21”

Revd Dr Brian Mastin (Cambridge) “Sheshbazzar, Servant of the Great King”

Mrs Vivienne Rowett (Barton on Humber) “‘But is it in the text, Viv?’ Exegesis by hand and machine: an illustrated presentation”

Dr David Tollerton (Bangor) “‘Making the Story Beautiful?’ Responding to Rejections of the Hebrew Bible’s Usefulness for Post-Holocaust Thought

Dr Ann Jeffers (London) “The Politics of Selection: the Woodcuts from the Book of Judges in Luther’s Bible”

Prof. John Goldingay (Pasadena, CA) “Memory and Old Testament Theology”

Prof. David Wulstan (Aberystwyth) “Psalmodic Prosody – Prelates, paragoges and pausals”

Dr John Tudno Williams (Aberystwyth) “Bangor University’s contribution to Old Testament Study”

Prof. Joachim Schaper (Aberdeen) “Ritual, Monotheism and the Place of Leviticus in the Pentateuch”

Prof. Graeme Auld (Edinburgh) “Time and the Infinitive: Writing Samuel and Kings”

Prof. John Barton (Oxford) “Ethical Digests in the Old Testament”

During the conference a Panel discussion on the topic of “Still Searching for Ancient Israel? A Debate Revisited”. Dr Jonathan Stökl gave an update on the plans for the Centennial Exhibition.

Abstracts

Winter Meeting 2013

Dr Eryl W. Davies (Bangor) “Ideology and Constructions of the ‘History of Israel’” (Presidential Address)

Dr Janet Tollington (Cambridge) “Reading Ruth in Dialogue with Torah”

Dr Jenni Williams (Oxford) “Childlessness in the Hebrew Bible”

Dr Christopher Meredith (Sheffield) “On Lovers and Labyrinths: Revisiting Space in the Song of Songs”

Dr Helen Leneman (Bethesda) “Musical Paths to Experiencing Job”

Prof. John Healey (Manchester) “Aspects of Late Aramaic Epigraphy and Law”

Prof. George Brooke (Manchester) “Some Issues Behind the Ethics in the Qumran Scrolls”

Dr Katharine Dell (Cambridge) “Reject or retrieve? Feminist Readings of Ecclesiastes 7:23-9”

Dr Mary Mills (Liverpool) “City-space and Cosmic Determinism in texts from the Minor Prophets”

Prof. Ronald Clements (Cambridge) “Solomon and the Regulation of Kingship in Deut.17.14-19”

Summer Meeting 2013

 Prof. Robert Hayward (Durham), “A Lawgiver for the Nations: Observations on the Greek Translation of Psalm 9:21”

Revd Dr Brian Mastin (Cambridge) “Sheshbazzar, Servant of the Great King”

Mrs Vivienne Rowett (Barton on Humber) “‘But is it in the text, Viv?’ Exegesis by hand and machine: an illustrated presentation”

Dr David Tollerton (Bangor) “‘Making the Story Beautiful?’ Responding to Rejections of the Hebrew Bible’s Usefulness for Post-Holocaust Thought

Dr Ann Jeffers (London) “The Politics of Selection: the Woodcuts from the Book of Judges in Luther’s Bible”

Prof. John Goldingay (Pasadena, CA) “Memory and Old Testament Theology”

Prof. David Wulstan (Aberystwyth) “Psalmodic Prosody – Prelates, paragoges and pausals”

Dr John Tudno Williams (Aberystwyth) “Bangor University’s contribution to Old Testament Study”

Prof. Joachim Schaper (Aberdeen) “Ritual, Monotheism and the Place of Leviticus in the Pentateuch”

Prof. Graeme Auld (Edinburgh) “Time and the Infinitive: Writing Samuel and Kings”

Prof. John Barton (Oxford) “Ethical Digests in the Old Testament”

During the conference a Panel discussion on the topic of “Still Searching for Ancient Israel? A Debate Revisited”. Dr Jonathan Stökl gave an update on the plans for the Centennial Exhibition.

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