SBL Aramaic Sessions

The preliminary sessions for SBL are posted. I cannot seem to link directly to any one section but you can search here. If you are interest in all things Aramaic then by all means search under that term since other sessions, like Qumran, will also address issues Aramaic.

Aramaic Studies
On Sunday:

Aramaic Studies
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room: 302 – CC
Theme: Mishnaic and Targumic Aramaic

Aaron Koller, Yeshiva University
The Aramaic of Hillel (30 min)
Moshe J. Bernstein, Yeshiva University
Nabal in the Aramaic Versions of the Bible: Morally or Intellectually Deficient? (30 min)
Douglas M. Gropp, Catholic University of America, The
Thinking the Targum’s Thoughts After It: The Song of Hannah (30 min)
David L. Everson, Hebrew Union College
Aging Angels: Investigating the Date of Pseudo-Jonathan in Light of Rabbinic and Targumic Angelology (30 min)

And on Tuesday (sorry folks! I didn’t make the schedule…)

Aramaic Studies
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Room: 149B-CC
Tawny L. Holm, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The Sheikh Fadl Inscription and Its Literary Context (30 min)
Bennie H. Reynolds III, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
What Are Demons of Error? The Meaning of ???? ????? and the Concept of Israelite Child Sacrifice (30 min)
Marina Greatrex, St Paul University
Scriptural Citations on the Angels in the Hexaemeron of Jacob of Edessa. (30 min)
Stephen Ryan, Dominican House of Studies
The Syriac Commentary on Ben Sira by Dionysius bar Salibi (30 min)

I am also in another session on teaching the Bible in a secular context.

Teaching Biblical Literature in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 154A – CC
Theme: Transforming the Curriculum

Jane Webster, Barton College, Presiding
Susanne Scholz, Merrimack College
Gold Mine or Coal Mine? Teaching the Hebrew Bible in the Undergraduate Classroom (25 min)
Stan Harstine, Friends University
Challenges to Teaching Biblical Literature as a General Education Requirement (25 min)
John Lanci, Stonehill College, Respondent (10 min)
Break (10 min)
Glenn S. Holland, Allegheny College
“Not as the Scribes:” Biblical Studies in the Liberal Arts Curriculum (25 min)
Christian Brady, PennState University
“God is not in this classroom” or Reading the Bible in a Secular School (25 min)
Colleen Conway, Seton Hall University, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (20 min)

There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and to share ideas for future directions.

See you all there!

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