Winter Meeting 2018

University of Nottingham (Jubilee Campus)

Newark Hall, University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1AW (see here for a pdf with travel information).

2–4 January 2018

Under the presidency of Prof. Walter Moberly

Printable version of the Programme.

TUESDAY 2 January

  • [2.00 pm Committee Meeting]
  • 4.30 pm Registration
  • 6.00 pm Reception, sponsored by the Centre for Bible, Ethics and Theology, University of Nottingham
  • 6.45 pm Dinner
  • 8.15 pm Presidential Address: Walter Moberly (Durham), ‘Thinking about God: A Reading of Psalm 82’


  • 8.00 am Breakfast
  • 9.15 am Rebecca Watson (Cambridge), ‘”Thrown into the Sea”: An Ecologically Damaging Concept in the Hebrew Bible?’
  • 10.00 am Philip Jenson (Cambridge), ‘Is there a Holiness Code and does it matter?’
  • 10.45 am Tea and Coffee
  • 11.15 am William Ford (Belfast), ‘”Like the Nations?”” The Challenge of the Canaanites in Exodus-Deuteronomy
  • 12.00 noon Penelope Barter (Tilburg), ‘Inquiring of Yhwh in the Book of Ezekiel’
  • 13.00 pm Lunch
  • 1.45 pm Coach departs for outing to the National Holocaust Centre
  • 5.30 pm Doug Ingram (Nottingham), ‘What is Good in Ecclesiastes?’
  • 6.45 pm Dinner
  • 8.15 pm Graham Davies (Cambridge), ‘Sources and Redaction in Exodus 1–18: A Partly New Synthesis’

THURSDAY 4 January

  • 8.00 am Breakfast
  • 9.15 am Meir Lubetski (New York), ‘A Careless Scribe or Learned Scribe in Chronicles 8:34?’
  • 10.00 Alison Salvesen (Oxford), ‘”They did not settle in the land of the Lord: Ephraim settled in Egypt” (Hos 9:3): Returning to Egypt in Greek scripture and other Hellenistic Jewish works’
  • 10.45 am Tea and Coffee
  • 11.15 am Thomas Renz (Barnet), ‘Luther’s Lectures on Habakkuk as an Example of Participatory Exegesis’
  • 12.00 noon Business Meeting (SOTS Members only)
  • 1.00 pm Lunch (followed by departure)