Winter Meeting 2020

Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham

Newark Hall, University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1AW (see here for a pdf with travel information), and the contact telephone number is (+44) 01158-466811.

6–8 January 2020

Under the presidency of Dr Walter Houston

Printable version of the Programme.  

MONDAY 6 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 
  • 6.30 pm Dinner 
  • 8.15 pm Presidential Address: Dr Walter Houston (Manchester), ‘What is “Work”? Reception and Theology the Sabbath Commandment in the Decalogue’

TUESDAY 7 January

  •  8.00 am Breakfast 
  • 9.15 am Prof. John Day (Oxford), ‘What Does it Mean that Humanity is Made in the Image and Likeness of God (Gen 1:26-27; 5:1; 9:6)?’ 
  • 10.00 am Dr Sarah Nicholson (Glasgow), ‘All Sex (Work) is Rape? Judges 19 and the Politics of Intercourse’
  • 10.45 am Coffee 
  • 11.15 am Dr Jonathan Stökl (London), ‘The Making of a Priest: Pre-conditions of the Priesthood in the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Near Eastern Texts’ 
  • 12 Dr Hilary Marlow (Cambridge), ‘”As I Looked”: Visionary Experiences and Conceptions of Place in the Book of Ezekiel’
  • 1.00 pm Lunch 
  • 2.30 pm  HB/OT Studies and Interdisciplinarity (Panellists: Prof Paul Joyce, Dr Rebecca Watson, Dr David Shepherd) 
  • 4.30 pm Tea
  • 5.00 pm Dr Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer (Aberdeen), ‘Jonah in 20th Century Literature’
  • 6.30 pm Dinner 
  • 8.15 pm Prof. Avraham Faust (Ramat Gan), ‘Is Israel to Judah as Ammon is to Moab? Shedding new light on the affinity between Israel and Judah’


  • 8.00 am Breakfast
  • 9.15 am Dr Joachim Eck (Eichstätt), ‘Divine Titles, Creation and Torah as Interacting Elements in Ps 19 (MT)’
  • 10.00 am Dr Marieke Dhont (Cambridge), ‘Jewish Poets, Greek Poetry: The Bible in Jewish-Greek Literary Traditions’
  • 10.45 am Coffee 
  • 11.15 am Dr Iona Hine (Sheffield), ‘Bible Translator as Theologian: The Praxis of Miles Coverdale (1488-1569)”
  • 12 Business Meeting (Members only)
  • 1.00 pm Lunch, followed by departure