Program Book for 2012 International SBL

The Program Book for the International SBL meeting has been posted. I am in the Judaica section. No, we are not discussing mezuzot and menorot. This section is dealing with ancient Jewish interpretation of Mikra. It looks like I will have to get up early and be on time!

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room: D1.18A – OMHP
Theme: Hellenistic, Historical, and Late Midrashic Interpretation

Rivka Ulmer, Bucknell University, Presiding

Christian Brady, Pennsylvania State University
The Transformation of Ruth (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Lennart Lehmhaus, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Tradition, transformation and innovation – literary strategies of late Midrash (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Lena Einhorn, none
Josephus and the New Testament: A Different Look at the Sources (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Break (30 min)

Olga Zaprometova, St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute
The Concept of Light of the Torah in Late Antiquity: Toward a Polyphonic Horizon (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Sladjana Mirkovic, University of South Florida
Searching Identity in Hellenistic Religious and Cultural Pluralism (20 min)
Discussion (5 min)

Business Meeting (25 min)

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