Winter Meeting 2013 1

Winter Meeting 2013


Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
2nd–4th JANUARY 2013
under the presidency of Dr Eryl W. Davies

Printable Version of the programme
The Booking Form for the Winter meeting
Location and Directions to Fitzwilliam College

The venue for all sessions is Fitzwilliam College, Storeys Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DG.
Publishers are invited to display books for sale during the Meeting.
Members who have had books published recently are also invited to display copies.


(2.00 p.m.) [Committee Meeting]
4.30 p.m. Registration
6.00 p.m. Reception sponsored by the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
6.45 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Presidential Address: Dr Eryl W. Davies (Bangor) “Ideology and Constructions of the ‘History of Israel’”


8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Dr Janet Tollington (Cambridge) “Reading Ruth in Dialogue with Torah”
10.00 a.m. Dr Jenni Williams (Oxford) “Childlessness in the Hebrew Bible”
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Dr Christopher Meredith (Sheffield) “On Lovers and Labyrinths: Revisiting Space in the Song of Songs”
12.00 noon Dr Helen Leneman (Bethesda) “Musical Paths to Experiencing Job”
12.45 p.m. Lunch
2.30 p.m. Seminars: EITHER “Creating dynamic Powerpoint presentations” (Ms Elizabeth Harper, Cambridge) OR “Accessing and using downloadable resources” (Dr David Instone-Brewer, Cambridge)
3.30 p.m. SOTS Wiki seminar (Dr James Aitken, Cambridge, and Dr Stuart Weeks, Durham)
4.30 p.m. Tea
5.00 p.m. Professor John Healey (Manchester) “Aspects of Late Aramaic Epigraphy and Law”
6.45 p.m. Dinner
8.15 p.m. Professor George Brooke (Manchester) “Some Issues Behind the Ethics in the Qumran Scrolls”


8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.15 a.m. Dr Katharine Dell (Cambridge) “Reject or retrieve? Feminist Readings of Ecclesiastes 7:23-9”
10.00 a.m. Dr Mary Mills (Liverpool) “City-space and Cosmic Determinism in texts from the Minor Prophets”
10.45 a.m. Coffee
11.15 a.m. Professor Ronald Clements (Cambridge) “Solomon and the Regulation of Kingship in Deut.17.14-19”
12.00 noon Business Meeting (Members only)
1.00 p.m. Lunch, followed by departure

Domestic Arrangements

The venue for the Meeting is Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, Storeys Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DG. The telephone number for the College is 01223 332000. Please refer to the enclosed map for information on how to get to the University. There is plenty of parking at the College 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 Monday 12th November (please see the details on the form). There is a subsidized price for those on low incomes or from economically disadvantaged countries. All bookings must be received by 5th December 2012; 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 SOTS Hospitality Secretary, Mr James Patrick, Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF (email so as to arrive by 12th November 2012 (for the discount price) or at the latest by 5th December 2012.

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 12th November. Proposals for new members must reach her by 5th December. 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

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