The Winter 2010 Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study

Winter Meeting 2011

Collingwood College, Durham
under the presidency of Professor John Sawyer

Printable version of the SOTS programme
The booking form for the SOTS Winter meeting
Location and Directions to Collingwood College

The venue for all sessions is the Penthouse Suite, Collingwood. Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the Meeting. Members who have had books published recently are also invited to display copies.


(2.00 p.m.) [Committee Meeting]
2.15 p.m. Optional walking tour of Durham 4.30 p.m. Registration
6.00 p.m. Reception hosted by the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham
6.45 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Professor Bernhard Lang (Paderborn), ‘Voltaire, Goethe, and Joseph in Egypt: An Essay on the Bible in the Eighteenth Century’
9.30 p.m. ‘A Day in the Life of a Biblical Scholar’: screening of a Dutch TV programme featuring Professor Ellen van Wolde, filmed in part at the SOTS Winter Meeting 2010


8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Dr Walter Houston (Oxford), ‘The Scribe and his Class: Ben Sira on Rich and Poor’
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr Wilfred Watson (Newcastle), ‘Always Read the Label: Pottery and Hebrew Philology’
12.00 noon Professor Johannes de Moor (Kampen), ‘The Silent God in Modernity and Antiquity’
12.45 p.m. Lunch
1.45 p.m. Panel Discussion: ‘Reception History: Essential Part of Biblical Studies or Optional Extra?’ with Professor John Barton (Oxford), Dr Katie Edwards (Sheffield), Dr Andrew Mein (Cambridge), and Dr Deborah Rooke (Oxford)
3.00 p.m. Tsa 3.30 p.m. Outing to Newcastle
6.30 p.m. Dinner at Newcastle Reform Synagogue
7.45 p.m. Presidential Paper: Professor John Sawyer (Perugia), ‘The Divine Hinneni “Here I am!” in the Book of Isaiah’
9.15 p.m. Coach back to Durham


8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Dr Máire Byrne (Milltown Institute, Dublin), ‘What’s in a Name? Naming God and Interfaith Dialogue’
10.00 a.m. Dr David Baker (Trinity Theological College, Perth), ‘The Fifth Command-ment in Context’
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr Richard Briggs (Durham), ‘Reading Daniel as Children’s Literature’
12.00 noon Business Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study(Members only)
12.45 p.m. Lunch, followed by departure

Hope to see you there!   If you can’t, fear not, I’ll be blogging and photographing everything I can.