Thursday, June 10, 2010

SBL Program Book

The online program for this Fall's SBL in Atlanta is available here. I thought I'd highlight the sessions in which I'll be participating.

Function of Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings in Early Judaism and Early Christianity
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Theme: Perhaps Outside the Canon, But Not Off the Shelves: Contributions of Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha to the Formation of Early Judiasm and Christianity

David A. deSilva, Ashland Theological Seminary, Presiding

Francis Borchardt, University of Helsinki
Why was 2 Maccabees Read in the Ancient World? (30 min)

D. Jeffrey Bingham, Dallas Theological Seminary
Irenaeus and the Other Books: Non-Canonical Christian Texts in His Polemic (30 min)

Edmon Gallagher, Heritage Christian University
The “Apocrypha” in Jerome’s Canonical Theory (30 min)

Rebecca Rine, University of Virginia
Canon Lists Are Not Just Lists (30 min)

Loren L. Johns, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
When Pseudepigrapha Become Canonical: Rethinking Canon and Textual Criticism (30 min)

Discussion (30 min)

Early Jewish Christian Relations
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Theme: Open Session

Andrew Jacobs, Scripps College, Presiding

Edmon Gallagher, Heritage Christian University
The Jews and the Old Testament according to Julius Africanus and Origen (30 min)

James McLaren, Australian Catholic University
Eusebius on the capture of Jerusalem and the flight to Pella story (30 min)

Tracy Thorpe, Harvard University
Anti-Judaism 'In the Round' (30 min)

Ari Finkelstein, Harvard University
Sleeping among tombs for the sake of Dream Visions: A Discourse of Incubation among Jews in Emperor Julian’s works (30 min)

Susan L. Graham, Saint Peter's College
Mount Sion and the Christian Construction of a Sacred Space (30 min)

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