Summer Meeting 2022

Jubilee Campus, Nottingham

The venue for all sessions is the Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB. 

25–28 July 2022

Under the presidency of Prof. Charlotte Hempel.

The (18th) Joint Meeting with the Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in the Netherlands and Belgium 


MONDAY 25 July

  • 2.00 pm Committee Meeting
  • 4.30 pm Registration 
  • 6.00 pm Liane Feldman (New York) “Unthinking Sacrifice in Second Temple Jewish Literature” 
  • 7.00 pm Reception (sponsored by the Presidents for 2020 and 2021) 
  • 7.30 pm Dinner


  • 8.00 am Breakfast 
  • 9.15 am Gert Kwakkel (Kampen / Aix-en-Provence) “‘A Kingdom of Priests’: An Enigmatic Element in God’s Promises to Israel in Exodus 19:5-6” 
  • 10.00 am Ekaterina Kozlova (London) “2 Samuel and the Architecture of Poetic Justice” 
  • 10.45 am Coffee 
  • 11.15 am Jan-Wim Wesselius (Kampen) “Contradiction as an Essential Literary Aspect of the Hebrew Bible’s Primary History” 
  • 12 noon Nozipho Princess S. Dlodlo (Durban) “A Critical Reading of Selected Scenes from 1–2 Samuel with reference to Masculinity Construction”
  • 1.00 pm Lunch 
  • 2.00 pm Free time
  • 3.30 pm Tea
  • 4.00 pm Michaël N. van der Meer (Amsterdam) “The Ideological Background of the Books of Chronicles” 
  • 4.45 pm Charlene van der Walt (Durban) “‘We are family! Until we are not.’ Reflecting on Joseph in the context of Izitabane vulnerability…” 
  • 6.00 pm Brief Presentation by Karin Thomson (Shakespeare Institute, Stratford upon Avon) on “Shakespeare’s Legacy to the People of Birmingham” 
  • 6.15 pm Reception (sponsored by the University of Birmingham) 
  • 7.00 pm Dinner 
  • 8.15 pm Roger Nam (Atlanta) “The Economics of Diaspora” 


  • 8.00 am Breakfast
  • 9.15 am Ellen van Wolde (Nijmegen) “Should Amos 4:13 really be understood as a hymn of creation?” 
  • 10.00 am Philip Yoo (Vancouver) “Rethinking “Pentateuch” and “Hexateuch”: A Modest Proposal”
  • 10.45 am Coffee 
  • 11.15 am Carly L. Crouch (Nijmegen) “Identity’s Shifting Sands: Israel and Judah in the Sixth Century BCE” 
  • 12 noon Business Meeting (SOTS members only)
  • 1.00 pm Lunch
  • 1.45 pm Forum discussion (chaired by Charlotte Hempel (Birmingham)) “The Academy and Academic Publishing: Sustaining the Discipline Collaboratively” 
  • 3.15 pm Coach to Strelley Hall, Nottingham
  • 3.30 pm President’s Tea at Strelley Hall
  • 6.45 pm Dinner
  • 8.15 pm Martin Goodman (Oxford) “Herod and the Hebrew Bible” 


  • 8.00 am Breakfast and depart