Biblical Studies 2015

Fridays, 11:15am - 12:30pm, Martin Hall

Biblical Studies Research Seminar School of Divinity

University of Edinburgh


Semester 1

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held on Fridays 11:15am-12:30pm in the Martin Hall, New College, University of Edinburgh.

Date Seminar
25 Sept 2015 “Jesus and Authority in the Antitheses”, Mr. Steven Stiles, University of Edinburgh
2 Oct 2015

“YHWH’s Cosmology (Job 38:2-21)”, Prof. C. L. Seow, Vanderbilt University

9 Oct 2015 “Second Peter in New Perspective”, Prof. Jörg Frey, University of Zürich
16 Oct 2015 “‘Let the One with Understanding Calculate the Number of the Beast’: A Text-Critical Study of Early Christian Number Theology”, Mr. Zachary Cole, University of Edinburgh
23 Oct 2015 “The Priority of Luke-Acts in the Gospel of Judas”, Dr. Lance Jenott, University of Oslo
30 Oct 2015 “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Prophetic Persona in Ezek 40-48”, Dr. Madhavi Nevader, University of St. Andrews
6 Nov 2015  “Israel and the Nations in the Book of Revelation”, Dr. Philippa Townsend, University of Edinburgh
13 Nov 2015 “The Gibeonite Deception: Reflections on the Interplay between Law and Narrative in Joshua 9”, Dr. Christoph Berner, University of Göttingen
20 Nov 2015 [No seminar this week]
27 Nov 2015     “Describing Pauline Messianism: A Comparison of Daniel 7 with 1 Corinthians 15 in Light of 4Q246”, Mr. Jay Thomas Hewitt, University of Edinburgh
4 Dec 2015   “Praying Biblical History: The Phenomenon of History in the Psalms”, Dr. Anja Klein, University of Edinburgh

Semester 2

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held on Fridays 11:15am-12:30pm in the Martin Hall, New College, University of Edinburgh.

Date Seminar
15 Jan 2016

“‘When the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from’ (John 7:27): The Portrayal of Jesus as the Hidden Messiah in the Fourth Gospel”, Dr. Susan Miller, University of Glasgow

22 Jan 2016

“When Is a God Not a God? The Semantics of Biblical Monotheism”, Dr Chris Thomson, University of Edinburgh

29 Jan 2016

“Letters and the Formation of Community”, Prof. Judith Lieu, University of Cambridge

5 Feb 2016

“Inner-Biblical Quotations: Form, Function, and the Conventions of Text Production in Jewish Antiquity”, Dr. William Tooman, University of St. Andrews

12 Feb 2016

“How Did the New Testament Authors Read Proverbs?”, Prof. Susan Docherty, Newman University Birmingham

19 Feb 2016 (No seminar this week)
26 Feb 2016

“Evidence for a Compositional Strategy of the Second Temple Period: The Use of Long Poetic Units in Narrative Contexts”, Dr. Mika Pajunen, University of Helsinki

4 Mar 2016

“The Proskynesis of Jesus in the Book of Revelation”, Mr. Ray Lozano, University of Edinburgh

10 Mar 2016    Title TBA, Prof. Hindy Najman, University of Oxford     N.B. This seminar session will be Thurs at 4:30pm in the Martin Hall
18 Mar 2016

“Dietary Laws or Decalogue in a Nutshell? Ancient Interpretations of Acts 15:20, 29”, Mr. Wojciech Rybka, University of Edinburgh

25 Mar 2016

“Anger, Holiness, and the Exclusion of Moses”, Mr. Kin Foon Man, University of Edinburgh

1 April 2016

“Debt Bondage as Punishment for Sin”, Dr. Nathan Eubank, University of Oxford