Monday, 3 March 2014

Schedule and Continuing Registration


The St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies: Ancient Readers and their Scriptures, 2-3 June 2014 (University of St Andrews)


Registration is still open and there is room for more delegates! Follow the link for more information. For accommodation options visit Visit St Andrews. The number and quality of submissions that we received far surpassed our expectations and we have assembled an excellent collection of international papers that touch on numerous topics related to our theme. Please consider joining the conversation this summer.


Schedule

2 June 2014

Registration: 8:00am–1:00pm

Postgraduate Session: 8:30am–10:50pm
Kai Akagi, University of St Andrews, "An Overlooked Allusion?: Isaiah 57:15 in Luke 1:49 and the Versions of the Hebrew Bible behind Luke-Acts"(20 min)

Joseph Lear, University of Aberdeen, "The Use of Isaiah in Luke 4:18-19" (20 min)

Paul Sloan, University of St Andrews, "John's Interpretive Reading of Isaiah 58" (20 min)

Break (10 min)

Issac Blois, University of St Andrews, "The Glory of God and the Praise of Men: Textual Variants in Phil. 1:11 and Their Reception in the Early Church" (20 min)

Janghoon Park, University of St Andrews, "Created to be Mortal? An Investigation into Paul's Use of Gen 2:7b in 1 Cor 15:45" (20 min)

Tavis Bohlinger, University of Durham, "Isaac's Blood: Pseudo-Philo and the Akedah" (20 min)

Eric Llewellyn, University of St Andrews, "Assessing the 'non-Exodus' Motif in the Letter of Aristeas" (20 min)

Break: 11:00pm–12:00pm

Hebrew Bible Session: 12:00pm-2:50pm
Keynote: William Tooman, University of St Andrews, Title TBD (45 min)

Break (15 min)

Penny Barter, University of St Andrews, "Exodus Reads Ezekiel? Reuse and Compositional Techniques in Exodus 31:12–17" (25 min)

William L. Kelly, University of Edinburgh, "The Semantics of Lying and Deceiving in the Prophets" (25 min)

Break (10 min)

Alma Brodersen, Oxford University, "The End of the Psalter: Text Forms and Intertextuality" (25 min)

Geert Lorein, ETF Leuven, "The Relationship of the Believer to Society: Different Approaches in the Earliest Interpretations of the Old Testament" (25 min)

Coffee and Tea Break: 2:50pm–3:15pm

Dead Sea Scrolls and 2TJ Session: 3:15pm-6:30pm
Keynote: Jonathan D. H. Norton, Heythrop College, Title TBD (45 min)

Break (15 min)

Lindsey Askin, University of Cambridge, "What did Ben Sira's Bible and Desk Look Like?" (25 min)

Jessi Orpana, University of Helsinki, "Transmission and Reinterpretation of Creation Traditions and Imagery in the Wisdom of Ben Sira" (25 min)

Break (10 min)

Mika S. Pajunen, University of Helsinki, "Creation as the Liturgical Nexus of 4QBerakhot" (25 min)

Matthew Collins, University of Chester, "Scriptural Typology and Sectarian Terminology: Judah, Ephraim, and Conceptual Identity in the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls" (25 min)

Atar Livneh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, "Jewish Traditions and Roman Values: Notes on Abr. 245–254" (25 min)

Dinner—St Andrews Brewing Company: 6:30-8:00pm

Plenary Session 1: 8:15-9:30pm
Martin Karrer, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel, Quotations in the New Testament. Textual History and Theology (45 min)
Discussion (30 min)

3 June 2014

New Testament Session: 9:00am-11:50am
Keynote: Susan Docherty, Newman University, Birmingham, "Interpreting the scriptures in the New Testament and in the so-called 'Rewritten Bible' Texts: A Study in Exegetical Method" (45 min)

Break (15 min)

Ronald van der Bergh, University of Pretoria, "The Textual Tradition of Explicit Quotations of Isaiah in the Gospels of Codex Bezae" (25 min)

Seth Ehorn, University of Edinburgh, "Ephesians 4:8, Targum Psalms, and Sandmel's 'Parallelomania'" (25 min)

Break (10 min)

Gert Steyn, University of Pretoria, "The Vorlage of the Deuteronomy Quotations Common to the Corpus Philonicum and Paul's Letter to the Romans" (25 min)

Beate Kowalski, TU Dortmund, "'Let My People Go, That They May Serve Me' (Ex 10:3): Exodus Motifs in the Revelation of John" (25 min)

Lunch: 11:50pm-1:00pm

Early Judaism and Early Christianity Session: 1:00pm-4:15pm
Keynote: Willem Smelik, University College London, Title TBD (45 min)

Break (15 min)

Dagmar Boerner-Klein, Heinrich Heine University, "The Variant Reading ולא / ולו of Ps 139:16 in Rabbinic Literature" (25 min)

Abraham Berkovitz, Princeton University, "Jewish and Christian Exegetical Controversy in Late Antiquity: The Case of Psalm 22" (25 min)

Break (10 min)

Dan Batovici, KU Leuven, "Clement's Use of Scripture: A Test Case for the Authority of the Hebrew Bible in Early Christianity" (25 min)

Madalina Toca, KU Leuven, "The Sibyl and her Scriptures in Depicting Father-Son Relationship: The Theological Reuse of the Hebrew Bible in the 8th Sibylline Oracle" (25 min)

Kaspar Dalgaard, University of Copenhagen, "Multiple Melchizideks in the Books of Jeu and Pistis Sophia" (25 min)

Coffee and Tea: 4:15-4:45pm

Plenary Session 2: 4:45-6:15pm
Philip Alexander, University of Manchester, "The Importance of Patristics for the Study of Rabbinic Midrash -- and Vice Versa!" (45 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Conclusion (15 min)

  

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Early-Bird Registration Extended Until 15 February

Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: The Texts, Reading Strategies, and the Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Second Temple and Early Judaism

You can now register at the "early bird" price for the St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies by following the link here: Registration. Even if you have not submitted an abstract, please consider taking part in the symposium as a dialogue partner. Only those who have registered are eligible for student travel scholarships which are available upon request. 

Also, many thanks to all those who submitted abstracts. We hope to have a schedule out shortly. 


Dates to Remember 

  • "Early bird" registration (£30) ends 15 February 2014
  • The Symposium commences 2-3 June. 


Notices

Please see "Visit St Andrews" for information on getting to St Andrews and accommodation. We recommend booking accommodation early. 

If any questions arise, please contact John (jad22@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Garrick (ga22@st-andrews.ac.uk) We are looking forward to a fruitful dialogue with you this June! 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Registration Now Open 

Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: The Texts, Reading Strategies, and the Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Second Temple and Early Judaism

You can now register for the St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies by following the link here: Registration. Only those who have registered are eligible for student travel scholarships which are available upon request.

Dates to Remember 

  • "Early bird" registration (£30) ends 1 February 2014
  • Abstracts of 300 words, sent to both John Anthony Dunne (jad22@st-andrews.ac.uk) and Garrick Allen (ga22@st-andrews.ac.uk) are due 1 February 2014. See the previous post for details. 
  • The Symposium commences 2-3 June. 

Notices

Please see "Visit St Andrews" for information on getting to St Andrews and accommodation. We recommend booking accommodation early. 

If any questions arise, please contact John (jad22@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Garrick (ga22@st-andrews.ac.uk) We are looking forward to a fruitful dialogue with you this June! 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Call for Papers and Symposium Information 2-3 June 2014

John Anthony Dunne and I are proud to introduce the theme for the 2014 St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies to take place 2-3 June 2014.

Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: The Texts, Reading Strategies, and the Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Second Temple and Early Judaism

Plenary addresses will be delivered by Martin Karrer (Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel) and Philip Alexander (University of Manchester). Keynote addresses will also be given by William Tooman (University of St Andrews), Jonathan Norton (Heythrop College London), Susan Docherty (Birmingham), and Willem Smelik (University College London).

Cost: Early Bird (1 December-1 February) £30; Standard (2 February-30 May) £50. Applications for travel grants are available to students upon request. Registration opens 1 December.  

We are accepting abstracts of 300 words for short papers (20-25 mins) addressing the following questions relating to how Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls & Pseudepigrapha, New Testament, and Rabbinic Judaism/Early Christian Writings interacted with and reused the texts and versions of the Hebrew Bible:
Abstracts accepted until 1 February 2014

  • Compositional techniques
  • Reading strategies of the Hebrew Bible in antiquity
  • Vorlage(n) of quotations and allusions to the Hebrew Bible
  • Intertextuality
  • The reuse of sacred texts and traditions
  • The text of the Hebrew Bible as reflected in the literature of Second Temple Judaism
  • Theological reuse of the Hebrew Bible
  • Translation techniques
  • Related Topics 
         Please send all abstracts to jad22@st-andrews.ac.uk and ga22@st-andrews.ac.uk. Short papers submitted by 31 August 2014 will be considered for inclusion in a conference proceedings volume. 
    
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