Winter Meeting 2023


Endcliffe Village Campus, Sheffield

The venue for all sessions is The Edge, Endcliffe Student Village, Sheffield, S10 3ED 

3-5 January 2023

Under the presidency of Prof. Katharine Dell.

TUESDAY 3 January

  • 2.00 pm Committee Meeting
  • 4.30 pm Registration 
  • 6.00 pm Reception sponsored by Sheffield Phoenix Press
  • 6.30 pm Dinner
  • 8.00 pm Presidential Address: Katharine Dell (Cambridge) “Covenant and wisdom: Arguing with a premise from absence” 

WEDNESDAY 4 January

  • 8.00 am Breakfast 
  • 9.15 am Moritz Adam (Zurich) “Reflections upon History in Ecclesiastes and its Context in the Hellenistic Period” 
  • 10.00 am Megan Daffern (Cambridge) “Talking to yourself? The Psalms and Self-Address in the HB/OT” 
  • 10.45 am Coffee 
  • 11.15 am David Firth (Bristol) “A Poem of Two Contexts: Psalms 40:13-17 and 70 in their Canonical Setting”  
  • 12 noon Kirsi Cobb (Calver, Derbyshire) “Filling in the gaps: reading Hosea 1-3 with contemporary fiction writers” 
  • 1.00 pm Lunch 
  • 2.00 pm Free time
  • 3.30 pm Tea
  • 4.00 pm Paul Joyce (London) “False Hope and Inappropriate Optimism: Fresh Light on the Prophets from Psychology and Cognitive Science” 
  • 4.45 pm Nathan Eddy (London) “When the Prophet says No: Reading Ps 77 with Dan Pagis” 
  • 6.00 pm Reception sponsored by the Society in memory of Elizabeth Harper
  • 6.30 pm Dinner 
  • 8.00 pm Anselm Hagedorn (Osnabrüch) “Prophecy and Hellenism. Some thoughts on (very) late prophetic texts” 

THURSDAY 5 January

  • 8.00 am Breakfast
  • 9.15 am Peter Hatton (Bristol) “Berith as Treaty: Towards a Biblical Theology of Conflict Resolution” 
  • 10.00 am Suzanna Millar (Edinburgh) “Like the cattle, so the chattel: Animal domestication and slavery in ancient Israel and its context” 
  • 10.45 am Coffee 
  • 11.15 am Philip Jenson (Cambridge) “Incomparability: An alternative to mathematical monotheism” 
  • 12 noon Business Meeting (SOTS members only)
  • 1.00 pm Lunch, followed by departure

THURSDAY 25 July

  • 8.00 am Breakfast and depart