Where to find Philo at SBL

The primary place ‘to find Philo’ at The SBL Annual Meeting is of course in the Philo Seminar; Then there are several other papers to be given that deal directly with Philo, and some other dealing with him to only some extent.

Here is the time and place of the Philo Seminar:


Philo of Alexandria
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Room: Balcony L – MR


Theme: Interpreting Philo’s De Agricultura
Kenneth L. Schenck, Indiana Wesleyan University, Presiding
Albert Geljon, Christelijk Gymnasium Utrecht
Sample Translation and Commentary on Philo, De Agricultura 1-25 (25 min)
David T. Runia, Queen’s College, University of Melbourne
The Structure of Philo’s Allegorical Treatise De Agricultura (25 min)
Break (10 min)
James R. Royse, Claremont, CA, Respondent (20 min)
David Konstan, Brown University, Respondent (20 min)
Maren Niehoff, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Business Meeting (15 min)


Philo of Alexandria
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Room: Napoleon C2 – SH


Theme: Philo and the Bible of Alexandria

Robert A. Kraft, University of Pennsylvania, Presiding
Tessa Rajak, University of Reading
Philo’s Hebrew: The Etymologies Once Again (30 min)
Benjamin G. Wright III, Lehigh University
The Septuagint in Philo: Translation and Inspiration (30 min)
Gregory E. Sterling, University of Notre Dame
Which version of the Greek Bible did Philo Read? (30 min)
Break (15 min)
Maren Niehoff, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Did Alexandrian Jews apply text-critical methods to their Bible? (30 min)
Hans Svebakken, Loyola University Chicago
Philo’s Reworking of a Traditional Interpretation of ‘Clean’ and ‘Unclean’ Winged Creatures (30 min)

Next posting of mine will give other occasions to ‘find Philo’ at the SBL Annual Meeting!