Biblical Studies 2017

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


Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held on Fridays 11:15am-12:45pm in the Martin Hall,  New College, University of Edinburgh.

Semester 2

19 Jan

Prof John Sawyer, University of Edinburgh, “Isaiah and His Readers: Some Reflections on the Value of Reception History”

26 Jan

Prof Grant Macaskill, University of Aberdeen, “Autism and the New Testament: Taking the Conversation Forward”

2 Feb

Francesco Arena, University of Edinburgh, “ ‘They shall not be in the council of my people’: The prophets of Israel and their excision from the community in Ezek 13:1-16”

and Hannah Clardy, University of Edinburgh, “ ‘My Corpse Will Rise’: Cohesion, Coherence, and the Poetry of Resurrection in Isaiah 26”

9 Feb

Dr Amy Peeler, Wheaton College, “Paternal/Filial Relationship in the Gospel of John”

16 Feb

Prof Philip Alexander, University of Manchester, “The Heavenly Tabernacle in the Epistle to the Hebrews”

23 Feb

Dr Christina Harker, University of Bern, “The Transfiguration among the Epiphanies and Metamorphoses”

2 March

Mark Lamas, University of Edinburgh, “Summer of 69: Reviving Libertas and the Odium of Kingship in Mark 6:14-29” and Sydney Tooth, University of Edinburgh, “Comparing Apples and Oranges? The Eschatologies of 1 and 2 Thessalonians”

9 March

Dr Marilyn Burton, University of Edinburgh, “Conventional Structuring in the Book of Ruth: An Alternative Look at Type-Scenes”

16 March

Dr Jennifer Strawbridge, University of Oxford, “Seeing Is Believing: Blindness and Perception in the Gospel of John”

23 March Prof Paul Foster, University of Edinburgh, “Why I Still Believe in Q”
30 March

Patrick McMurray, University of Edinburgh, “Bodies as a Living Sacrifice and the End of Time” and Dr Alison Jack, University of Edinburgh, “Reconfiguring the Prodigal Son in Literature in English”

6 April Dr David Reimer, University of Edinburgh, “The Wisdom of Forgiveness”

Semester 1

22 Sept 2017


Dr. Jane Heath, Durham University, “Picturing the Scriptures with Irenaeus, or, Meeting God in the Library”


29 Sept


Prof. Markus Bockmuehl, University of Oxford, “The Fourth Gospel on Knowing God”


6 Oct


Chris Lee, University of Edinburgh, “‘You Shall Surely Die’: The Meaning of Genesis 2:17” and Dr. David Reimer, University of Edinburgh, “Once Again, Jeremiah 43:6bα”


13 Oct 


  Prof. Cindy Chapman, Oberlin College, “The Hebrew Mother of Seven: An Ingathering of Antecedents”


20 Oct 


  Teresa McCaskill, University of Edinburgh, “A Disservice to Diakonia? Pressing Beyond ‘Service’ and Ministry’ to Appraise the Charisma of Rom 12:7 in a Gentile Cultic Context” and Jacob     Peterson, University of Edinburgh, “GA 1739: A Monk, His Manuscript, and the Text of Paul”


27 Oct 


Prof. Yvonne Sherwood, University of Kent, “Grammars of Sacrifice: Futures, Subjunctives, and what would/could have happened on Mount Moriah”


3 Nov


  Brian Bunnell, University of Edinburgh, “The Kingdom of God before Christianity” and Simeon Burke, University of Edinburgh, “The Sayings of Jesus as Maxims: The Patristic Use of the ‘Render to Caesar’ Command as a Case Study”


10 Nov


  Prof. Susan Ackerman, Dartmouth College, “Drumming Away Demons”


17 Nov


  No seminar this week


24 Nov


  Prof. Graeme Auld, University of Edinburgh, “Following Words: Pairing Kings”


1 Dec  


  Prof. Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, University of Copenhagen, “In the Presence of the Dead: Traces of Mortuary Ritual Practices in Roman Palestine” N.B. On 1 Dec the seminar will meet in the Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Room.