Summer Meeting 2013

Summer Meeting 2013


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

Printable version of the programme
The booking form for the Summer meeting
Locations of 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.


(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”


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”


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”

Domestic Arrangements

The venue for the Meeting is Neuadd Reichel, University of Bangor, Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor, LL57 2TR. The telephone number for the reception desk, in an emergency, is 01248-388876. Please refer to the enclosed map for information on how to get to the University [‘blue’ and ‘red’ routes refer to those from Junctions 9 and 11 respectively]. There is plenty of parking on the Ffriddoedd Site but we would recommend public transport where possible. The charges for hospitality are shown on the enclosed Booking Form. Members are requested to pay their accounts in full when returning the form but, if necessary, a non-returnable booking fee of £30 will be accepted and the balance will be payable on arrival at the Meeting. A discounted price is available to those whose bookings are received by Thursday 9th May (please see the details on the form). There is a subsidised price for those on low incomes or from economically disadvantaged countries. All bookings must be received by Tuesday 25th June 2013; no bookings can be accepted after that date. Bookings can be made by email to with cheques to follow by post. Please note that in making a booking, members render themselves liable for payment of the full cost of that booking, a liability that will be waived only in the light of extenuating circumstances and only when the final conference accounts permit a refund. You may wish to consider taking out insurance on your booking (or check that your annual travel insurance is applicable) to cover the possibility of you having to cancel your booking. You are advised to make a copy of your completed Booking Form for your own records.

Members wishing to attend the Meeting should send the enclosed Booking Form to the Hospitality Secretary, Mr James Patrick, Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF (email: so as to arrive by 9th May 2013 (for the discount price) or at the latest by 25th June 2013.

Correspondence concerning the affairs of the Society should be sent to the Secretary, Dr Hilary Marlow, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9BS (tel. 01223 742025, e-mail Applications for a Conference Grant to assist in meeting the costs of attending the Meeting must reach the current Secretary by 9th May. Proposals for new members must reach her by 25th June. Application forms for grants and membership are available on the SOTS website,

Changes of address should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Vivienne Rowett, The New Vicarage, Beck Hill, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5EY (tel. 01652 632202, e-mail