Summer Meeting 2019

Worcester College, Oxford

22–25 July 2019

Under the presidency of Prof. Susan Gillingham

Printable version of the Programme.  

MONDAY 22 July

  • 2.00 pm Committee Meeting
  • 4.30 pm Registration 
  • 6.00 pm Reception sponsored by the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford 
  • 6.30 pm Dinner 
  • 8.15 pm Prof. Herrmann Spieckermann (Göttingen) “ The Masoretic and the Septuagint Psalter: Status Quo and Issues for Future Research”


  •  8.00 am Breakfast 
  • 9.15 am Dr Jenni Williams (Oxford), “Righteous Betrayal: the People Who Helped David” 
  • 10.00 am Dr Adam Hensley (North Adelaide), “A Closer Look at the Postscript of Psalm 72:20” 
  • 10.45 am Coffee 
  • 11.15 am Dr Stefan Attard (Malta), “Overturning Laments: An Assessment of the So-Called Prophetic Perfect Formulations in the Psalms’” 
  • 12 noon Business Meeting (Members only) 
  • 1.00 pm Lunch 
  • 3.00 pm Dr Melody Knowles (Alexandria, VA), “Politics in a Paraphrase: The Treatment of Psalm 132 by Mary Sidney Herbert”
  • 3.45 pm Dr Deborah Rooke (Oxford), “Handel-ing the Psalms: A Reception-Historical Consideration of Handel’s Chandos Anthems
  • 5.00 pm Joint reception with the British Association of Jewish Studies (sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities and the Knapp Foundation)—St Anne’s College 
  • 6.30 pm Dinner 
  • 8.15 pm Prof. William Brown (Decatur, GA), “Job and the ‘Comforting’ Chaos”


  • 8.00 am Breakfast
  • 9.15 am Alun Thomas (Dublin), “Some Aspects of Translation Technique in the Old Greek and Qumran Aramaic (4Q156) Versions of Leviticus”
  • 9.45 am Dr Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (Glasgow), “Of Matriarchs and Motherhood: Patriarchal Strategy in the Reception of Mothers in the Hebrew Bible”
  • 10.15 am Dr Neil Morrison (Belfast), “Mapping the Chronicler’s Doctrine of Retribution within the Hebrew Bible” 
  • 10.45 am Coffee 
  • 11.15 am Dr Zoltán Schwáb (London), “Finding Creation in Ecclesiastes: Chasing after Wind”
  • 12 noon Dr Laura Quick (Oxford), “Through a Glass, Darkly: Mirrors and the Self”
  • 1.00 pm Lunch
  • 2.00 pm SOTS Outing: Thames River Cruise
  • 4.00 pm President’s Tea (onboard)
  • 6.15 pm Reception (in Cloisters)
  • 6.45 pm Psalms Concert
  • 8.00 pm Gala Dinner


  • 8.00 am Breakfast and depart