Old Testament Research Seminar
The purpose of the seminar is to enable those researching in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, and related fields, to meet in a congenial and collegial context where issues related to our subject can be explored. The regular format of the seminar is a c. 50 minute paper followed by discussion. Papers are given by staff and postgraduates, trying out ideas from their current research; and by visiting scholars from around the UK and overseas, who give a flavour of the wider context of contemporary research. Sometimes, however, we vary the format: for example, in the summer term we usually read portions of a classic work of Old Testament scholarship.
In addition to full-time postgraduates in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and related areas, for whom this seminar should be a communal forum, MATR students are welcome, as are interested postgraduates from other fields of study.
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- Old Testament Research Seminar Programme (Michaelmas 2018) (last modified: 24 October 2018)
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- 11 December 2018 16:00: “And then I was attacked by the Almighty”: The Description of Somatic Pain in Job 6 as Symbolic Protest - Dr Katherine Southwood, Oxford
- 27 November 2018 16:00: “Remember me, O my God, and do not wipe out my good deeds”: The Possibility of Reading Nehemiah Ethically - Timothy Escott, Durham
- 13 November 2018 16:00: False Allegation of Rape: Genesis 39 and the Present - Prof. Johanna Stiebert, Leeds
- 30 October 2018 16:00: Reflecting on Kingship from Crisis: Jeremiah and Ezekiel on the Royal Institution - Dr Madhavi Nevader, St Andrews
- 16 October 2018 16:00: Trajectories in Christian Interpretation of Ezekiel’s Gog Oracle - Dr Andrew Mein, Durham
- 8 May 2018 16:00: Reading Psalm 46 in its Canonical Context - Dr David Firth, Bristol University
- 1 May 2018 16:00: ‘Is there no balm in Gilead?’ What the Hebrew Bible might contribute to contemporary discussions surrounding illness and death - Prof. Joel Kaminsky, Smith College
- 6 March 2018 16:00: Quick Quips and Endless Enigmas: The Double Dynamic in Proverbs 10-29 - Suzie Millar, Leeds University
- 20 February 2018 16:00: Depicting the Divine: The Problem of God in Film and the Ambiguity of Exodus 3 in Exodus: Gods and Kings - Mat Collins, Chester University
- 6 February 2018 16:00: William Brown’s Handbook to Old Testament Exegesis (WJKP: 2017): An Appreciation Together with a Reflection on the Possibilities of Textbooks - Richard Briggs, Durham University
- 23 January 2018 16:00: Claimed and Unclaimed Experience: Problematic Readings of Trauma in the Hebrew Bible - David Janzen, Durham University
- 12 December 2017 16:00: God as Gambler: An Unauthorized Addendum to Old Testament Pictures of God - Dr John Jarick, University of Oxford
- 28 November 2017 16:00: Badgers and Greyhounds? Some Text-linguistic Comments on the Book of Proverbs - Prof. Robert Hayward, Durham University
- 7 November 2017 16:00: “Meat Seasoned with Divine Wrath”? The Quails Tradition(s) - Dr Bernard Robinson
- 24 October 2017 16:00: “Never Since has there Arisen a Book in Israel like the Books of Moses”: Canonical Constructions of the Theological Priority of the Written Torah - Dr Richard Briggs, Durham University
- 10 October 2017 16:00: Thinking About God: A Reading of Psalm 82 - Prof. Walter Moberly, Durham University
- 9 May 2017 16:00: Recent Research on the Composition of the Pentateuch - Prof. Graham Davies, Cambridge
- 25 April 2017 16:00: Unbinding the Aqedah from the Straightjacket of Tradition: An Inner-Biblical Interpretation of Abraham’s Test in Genesis 22 - Prof. Richard Middleton, Northeastern Seminary, NY
- 7 March 2017 16:00: God and Place in Jeremiah - David Reimer, University of Edinburgh
- 21 February 2017 16:00: What part did Jeroboam play in the schism (1 Kgs 12)? History, theology, and textual criticism - Jan Joosten, Oxford University
- 7 February 2017 16:00: Divine Faithfulness and Human Complacency: Reconsidering the Supposed Challenge to a Doctrine of Zion’s Inviolability in Jeremiah 7:1-15 - Jon Bentall
- 24 January 2017 16:00: The Ostrich and the Sword: Reading the City-Lament of Lamentations Intertextually with the Wilderness Wanderings of the Book of Numbers - Richard Briggs
- 13 December 2016 16:00: What Historians Do, and What the Chronicler (an Historian) Did - Dr David Janzen
- 29 November 2016 16:00: ‘Semper et Ubique’: Observations on the Interpretation of Malachi 1:11 in Jewish and Early Christian Tradition - Prof. Robert Hayward
- 8 November 2016 16:00: What is the Everlasting Dominion that the Ancient One Bestows in Daniel 7? - Prof. Walter Moberly
- 25 October 2016 16:00: Divine and Human Violence in the Historical Books - Dr Douglas Earl
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