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The Summer Meeting Of SOTS Programme (Because It’s British) Is Available

Posted in SOTS by Jim on April 3, 2014

Here it is:

Summer Meeting 2014

St Hilda’s College, Oxford
21st–24th July 2014, followed by a one-day conference on 24th July
Under the presidency of Professor John Day

Printable version of the SOTS programme
The booking form for the SOTS meeting
Travel Directions to St. Hild’s College

The venue for all sessions is the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY.
Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the Meeting.
Members who have had books published recently are also invited to display copies.

MONDAY 21st JULY

(2.30 p.m.) [Committee Meeting]
4.30 p.m. Registration
6.00 p.m. Reception sponsored by Oxford University Press
6.45 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Professor John J. Collins (Yale) “Torah and Jewish Identity in the Second Temple Period”

TUESDAY 22nd JULY

8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Professor Kevin Cathcart (Dublin) “‘The Rainbringers’: Weather-God Imagery in the Psalms and Semitic Inscriptions”
10.00 a.m. Dr Helen Jacobus (London) “Noah’s Flood Calendar (Gen 7.10-8.19) in the Dead Sea Scrolls (4Q252 and 4Q254a)”
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr Alison Gray (Cambridge) “Psalm 144: A New Song?”
12.00 noon Dr Charlie Hadjiev (Belfast) “The Bad King, the Good liar, and the Dead Man of God: Role models for the exilic readership of 1 Kings 13”
1.00 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. OUTING to Ashmolean Museum
4.30 pm President’s Tea (in the Ashmolean rooftop restaurant)
7.00 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Professor Anthony Frendo (Malta) “Burning Issues: mlk revisited”

WEDNESDAY 23rd JULY

8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Professor Hugh Williamson (Oxford) “In the Shadow of S. R. Driver: A Centennial Appreciation”
10.00 a.m. Dr Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer (Aberdeen) “Zechariah 1-6: Between Redaction Criticism and Form Criticism”
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr Hywel Clifford (Oxford) “Biblical Monotheism and Early Greek Philosophy”
12.00 noon Business Meeting (Members only)
1.00 p.m. Lunch, followed by departure
2.30 pm Workshop for PhD students
4.00 pm Tea
4.30 pm Professor Johannes de Moor (Kampen) / Dr Marjo Korpel (Utrecht)
“Adam, Eve and the Devil: A New Beginning”
6.45 pm Dinner
8.15 pm Professor Ronald Hendel (Berkeley)
“Toward a Plural Poetics of Genesis: Style, Source, and Intertextuality”

THURSDAY 24th JULY
8.00 a.m. Breakfast

(10.00 am-4.30 pm John Day Conference, Lady Margaret Hall, separate booking required). Please see this form for programme and booking.

Be aware, only members of the Society may attend unless the guest of a Member in good standing.  It’s a closed meeting.  It’s a Society which accepts members according to qualifications.  It’s an actual Professional Society.

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Didn’t Make it to Durham for SOTS? Neither Did I…

Posted in Conferences, SOTS by Jim on January 7, 2014

And I’m sad about it.  But at least Jonathan and Charlotte are keeping us abreast of things posting photos on the SOTS facebook page.  I wish I had gone.  It’s warmer in Durham than it is here (but given travel problems the last few days, I probably would never have gotten there in time).

Next year in Cambridge, as they say.  And thanks, Jonathan and Charlotte, for the great photos.

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News from SOTS

Posted in SOTS by Jim on November 22, 2013

Here are details in brief of the Gunning Lectures at Edinburgh University for 2014, the first of which takes place at 4:00pm – 5:30pm, 27th January 2014 in Martin Hall, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX

“The Formation of the Pentateuch: New Insights and New Theories”
Gunning Lectures 2014
Professor Thomas Römer
Collège de France/Université de Lausanne

Monday 27 January: “New Light on the Pentateuch”
Tuesday 28 January: “The Human Condition in Genesis”
Thursday 30 January : “Exodus Traditions in the Book of Genesis”
Monday 3 February: “The Commission of Moses in the Book of Exodus”
Tuesday 4 February: “Leviticus-Numbers as the Completion of the Pentateuch”
Thursday 6 February: “The Book of Deuteronomy as Archimedean Point”

and here is a link to more information:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/divinity/news-events/events/single-event?gcalid=g5m1q6edu459eh3o4s8dcnhtvk%40group.calendar.google.com&seid=j9qpn1cnb4ioeffu9qvfv5pqlg

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The Society for the Study of the Old Testament Winter Meeting 2014

Posted in Conferences, SOTS by Jim on October 22, 2013

Collingwood College, Durham
6th–8th JANUARY 2014
Under the presidency of Professor John Day

Printable version of the SOTS programme
The booking form for the SOTS meeting
Travel Directions to Collingwood College

The venue for all sessions is Collingwood College, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LT.
Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the Meeting. Members who have had books published recently are also invited to display copies.

MONDAY 6th JANUARY

(2.30 p.m.) [Committee Meeting]
4.30 p.m. Registration 
6.00 p.m. Reception
6.45 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Presidential Address: Professor John Day (Oxford)
“Problems in the Interpretation of the Story of the Garden of Eden”

TUESDAY 7th JANUARY

8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Dr David Reimer (Edinburgh) “The Language of Psalm 119”
10.00 a.m. Dr Stuart Weeks (Durham) “Googling Qohelet”
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr Madhavi Nevader (Oxford) “On Reading Adam Royally” 
12.00 noon Dr Sandra Jacobs (King’s College London) “Methodological Paradigms and ‘Parallelomania’ in the Study of Comparative Biblical Law” 
1.00 p.m. Lunch
2.30 p.m. Seminar “Research in progress”: PhD students and early career researchers present their work* 
4.00 p.m. Tea
4.30 pm Professor John Bartlett (Dublin) “Burchard of Mt Sion: A Thirteenth-century Baedeker” 
6.30 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Professor Peter Machinist (Harvard) “Royal Inscriptions in the Hebrew Bible. A Problem and Its Significance” 

WEDNESDAY 8th JANUARY

8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Dr Charlotte Hempel (Birmingham) “The Power of Posthumous Leadership in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls” 
10.00 a.m. Professor Philip Alexander (Manchester) “The Polemical and Apologetic Context of the Rabbis’ Choice of Text-type for their Scriptures” 
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Professor Paul Joyce (King’s College London) “Reception and Exegesis in Lamentations” 
12.00 noon Business Meeting (Members only)
1.00 p.m. Lunch, followed by departure

*PhD students or early career researchers who would like to present their research at the seminar on Tuesday afternoon are invited to email a short abstract (150 words max.) to the Secretary, Dr Hilary Marlow (hm309@cam.ac.uk) by December 5th 2013.

I so wish I could attend but, alas, this year I will have to miss.  2015, DV, I’ll be back.

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Another Shot from the SOTS Summer Meeting

Posted in Conferences, SOTS by Jim on July 28, 2013

From Viv Rowett

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The SOTS Summer Meeting

Posted in Conferences, SOTS by Jim on July 26, 2013

Has been widely acclaimed by those who attended. Here’s a very nice photo from Bangor.

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Happy Birthday, John

Posted in SOTS by Jim on June 17, 2013

Today’s the birth anniversary of John Barton of Oxford.  John’s a fantastic scholar and a wonderfully congenial person.  A true gem of a person.

I met Prof. Barton at SOTS when it met at the University of Chester in 2008.

So, happy birthday John.

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SOTS isn’t THAT Kind of Society!

Posted in mockery, SOTS by Jim on June 1, 2013

I’m one of the moderators of the SOTS Facebook group so when folk want to join, myself or one of the other moderators (Jonathan or Jim) will approve or not.  Just now… this ‘guy’ requested membership:

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I don’t know what goes for acceptable in NTS or other learned societies (though SBL will let anyone join) but you can’t join SOTS just because you sell steroids and wear clothes that make you look like you belong on ‘Dancing With the Stars’.    SOTS isn’t THAT kind of society!

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SOTS Summer Meeting Registration

Posted in Conferences, SOTS by Jim on May 8, 2013

From Jim Aitken on the SOTS facebook page-

Reminder for the SOTS Summer Meeting: tomorrow (9 May) is the early bird deadline for booking. The price goes up for bookings received after that date.  http://www.sots.ac.uk/conf/conferencedetail.html

SOTS meetings are open to members and invited guests. It’s just the best conference to attend.

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The 2013 Summer Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Studies

Posted in Conferences, SOTS by Jim on April 2, 2013

University of Bangor
22nd–24th JULY 2013
under the presidency of Dr Eryl W. Davies

Printable version of the SOTS programme
The booking form for the SOTS Summer meeting
Location and Directions to Bangor University
Further Directions to Bangor University

The venue for all sessions is Neuadd Reichel main hall [Ffriddoedd Site].
Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the Meeting.
Members who have had books published recently are also invited to display copies.

MONDAY 22nd JULY

(2.30 p.m.) [Committee Meeting]
4.30 p.m. Registration
6.00 p.m. Reception sponsored by Bangor University School of Theology and Religious Studies
6.45 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Professor Robert Hayward (Durham)
“A Lawgiver for the Nations: Observations on the Greek Translation of Psalm 9:21”

TUESDAY 23rd JULY

8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Revd Brian Mastin (Bangor/Cambridge) “Sheshbazzar, Servant of the Great King”
10.00 a.m. Mrs Vivienne Rowett (Barton on Humber) “‘But is it in the text, Viv?’ Exegesis by hand and machine: an illustrated presentation”
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr David Tollerton (Bangor) “‘Making the Story Beautiful?’ Responding to Rejections of the Hebrew Bible’s Usefulness for Post-Holocaust Thought
12.00 noon Dr Ann Jeffers (London) “The Politics of Selection: the Woodcuts from the Book of Judges in Luther’s Bible”
1.00 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. OUTING to Porthmadog, and trip on Welsh Highland Railway to Caernarfon
4.30 p.m. President’s Tea (on train journey)
7.00 p.m. Dinner
8.30 p.m. Professor John Goldingay (Pasadena, CA) “Memory and Old Testament Theology”

WEDNESDAY 24th JULY

8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Professor David Wulstan (Aberystwyth) “Psalmodic Prosody – Prelates, paragoges and pausals”
10.00 a.m. Dr John Tudno Williams (Aberystwyth) “Bangor University’s contribution to Old Testament Study ”
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Professor Joachim Schaper (Aberdeen) “Ritual, Monotheism and the Place of Leviticus in the Pentateuch”
12.00 noon Business Meeting (Members only)
1.00 p.m. Lunch
2.30 p.m. Workshop for PhD students (tbc) OR Panel discussion: “Still Searching for Ancient Israel? A Debate Revisited”
4.00 p.m. Tea
4.30 p.m. Centennial Exhibition: Update and Question Session
5.30 p.m. Professor Graeme Auld (Edinburgh) “Time and the Infinitive: Writing Samuel and Kings”
6.45 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Professor John Barton (Oxford) “Ethical Digests in the Old Testament”

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