Winter Meeting 2021


5-7 January 2021

Under the presidency of Prof Hugh Pyper

TUESDAY 5 January

  • 2.00 pm Committee Meeting
  • 7.15 pm Presidential Address: Prof Hugh Paper, ‘Old Testament Studies after Covid-19? Precedents for Dealing with the Unprecedented’ 

TUESDAY 7 January

  • 9.15 am Megan Warner, ‘Are You Indeed to Reign Over Us? Politics in Genesis 37-50’ 
  • 10.00 am Mark Awabdy, ‘Is Leviticus Ironic? Exploring Narratival and Priestly Ironies in the Centre of the Torah’ 
  • 10.45 am Coffee Break
  • 11.15 am James Patrick, ‘Target Practice with David’s Bronze Bow: Reading 2 Sam 1:17-27 Concentrically’ 
  • 11.50 am Short Comfort Break
  • 12.00 pm Douglas Earl, ‘Divine and Human Violence in the Historical Books’ 
  • 12.30 pm Lunch and Afternoon Break
  • 4.30 pm Kyong-Jin Lee, ‘Human Nature and Politics: A Modern Political-Theoretical Reading of Esther’ 
  • 5.05 pm Short Comfort Break
  • 5.15 pm Carol Newsom, ‘Theory of Mind in Israelite Narrative and Its Implications for a History of the Self’ 
  • 6.00 pm Dinner Break
  • 7.15 pm Magnar Kartveit, ‘The Significance of the Pre-Samaritan texts and the Mt Gerizim Finds for Biblical Studies’ 


  • 9.15 am Olga Fabrikant-Burke, ‘The Scribal Invention of False Prophecy of Salvation in the Book of Jeremiah’ 
  • 9.50 am Short Comfort Break
  • 10.00 am Philip Alexander, ‘Recent Trends in the Study of the Aramaic Targumim’ 
  • 10.35 am Coffee Break 
  • 11.15 am Rebekah Welton, ‘“Know Well the Faces of your Sheep”: Animals in Ancient Israelite Households’ 
  • 11.50 am Business Meeting (Members only)
  • 1.00 pm End of meeting