Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wish I were going to SBL 2009

I'm staying home this year. I feel a little left out, so this is my attempt to involve myself.

Here's a list of Duke-affiliated presenters (thanks Stephen).

Lots of these presentations sound great. There is one, however, that I've actually read, and it's fantastic: Hans Arneson's "Vocabulary and Date in the Study of Wisdom: A Critical Review of the Arguments”. If you're at all interested in the question of when Wisdom of Solomon was written, you do not want to miss this paper. I don't want to spoil the surprise, so I'll just say that it appears Arneson has demolished the widely accepted argument for determining Wisdom's date.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Kathy Barrett Dawson, “Intertextuality and Mimetic Reversal in Galatians 1-2: Pauline Autobiography and the Inclusion of the Gentiles” in 21-308 Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism

Jill Hicks-Keeton, “Remember and Believe: Psalm 69:9 in the Johannine Temple Logion” in 21-322 Intertextuality in the New Testament Consultation

Richard B. Hays, “Spirit, Church, Eschatology: The Third Article of the Creed as Hermeneutical Lens for Reading Romans” in 21-336 Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture

Lauren K. McCormick, “Ba'al's Guiding Light: Shapsh and Magic in the Ba'al Cycle and Other Texts” in 21-337 Ugaritic Studies and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy
Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 9:00 AM
Matthew Thiessen, “Abolishers of the Law and the Early Jesus Movement” in 22-129 Matthew

George Thomas Givens, “From the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel to All the Nations: A Challenge to Supersessionist Readings of Matthew” in 22-129 Matthew

Anathea Portier-Young, “Toward a Theory of Early Jewish Apocalypses as Resistance Literature” in 22-145 Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures

Jill Hicks-Keeton, “Diasporic Space in Tobit” in 22-146 Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity

Bradley R. Trick, “Misinterpretation as Interpretive Key: Jesus’ Use of Ambiguous Parables to Harden Hearts” in 22-147 Synoptic Gospels
Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 1:00 PM
Eric Meyers, “From the Upper Galilee to the Lower Galilee: Reflections on the Rural-Urban Divide” in 22-203 Archaeological Excavations and Discoveries: Illuminating the Biblical World Joint Session With: Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World, Archaeological Excavations and Discoveries: Illuminating the Biblical World
Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Elizabeth A. Clark, “Christian Literary Culture in Late Antiquity: A Response” in 22-317 Eusebius and the Construction of a Christian Culture Consultation

Erin Darby, “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Ghost?: The ‘Apotropaic’ Clay Images of Iron II Judah in Neo-Assyrian Context” in 22-327 Israelite Religion in its West Asian Environment
Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM
Bradley R. Trick, “‘Lest Their Hearts Understand’: Hardening Hearts through Misunderstanding in Isaiah 6:1-9:6” in 23-119 Formation of Isaiah

David M. Moffitt, “New Papyrological Evidence Regarding the Meaning of the Term Proselyte” in 23-136 Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds

Hans Arneson, “Vocabulary and Date in the Study of Wisdom: A Critical Review of the Arguments” in 23-141 Pseudepigrapha
Monday, November 23, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Albert McClure, “Solar Functions of Messengers in Zechariah 1:7-6:15” in 23-305 Book of the Twelve Prophets

Mark Goodacre, “How and Why the NT Gateway was Rebooted, Revitalized and Relaunched” in 23-308 Computer Assisted Research

Ken Olson, “A Eusebian Reading of the Testimonium Flavianum” in 23-319 Historical Jesus
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 9:00 AM
Lori Baron, “Interpreting the Shema: Liturgy and Identity in the Fourth Gospel” in 24-109 Construction of Christian Identities

Stephen C. Carlson, “Origen's Use of the Gospel of Thomas” in 24-112 Function of Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings in Early Judaism and Early Christianity


  1. I have gotten permission to record and post the audio from Campbell's session.



    Pauline Soteriology
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Room: Grand Ballroom C - SH

    Theme: Book Review: Douglas Campbell, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul (Eerdmans, 2009)

    Ann Jervis, Wycliffe College, Presiding
    Michael J. Gorman, Saint Mary's Seminary and University, Panelist (20 min)
    Alan Torrance, University of St. Andrews-Scotland, Panelist (20 min)
    Douglas Moo, Wheaton College, Panelist (20 min)
    Douglas Campbell, Duke University, Respondent (20 min)
    Break (10 min)
    Discussion (60 min)

  2. On another note, I realized that the SBL Handbook on Style is available online for SBL members as a PDF document. But there is also a new (revised Feb 2009) Student Supplement to it.

  3. Are you also recording the session on Marcus's Mark commentary? If not, perhaps Mr. Washington could persuade you.

  4. The Marcus Mark session and the Romans (Gaventa, Hays, Gorman) are at the same time. I'm tentatively approved by all of them to tape that one.

  5. By the way, there are lots of other sessions by Duke people that are for some reason not coming up in a search on the Annual Meeting page website.

    I sent them a note to complain.

  6. These are the Duke people that the online keyword search of "Duke" at the SBL online program book misses: Rowe, Verhey, Dawson, Smith, Marcus, Moore, Sours, Trick, Lieber, Davis, Marcus, Campbell, Lee.