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More places to find Philo at the SBL Annual Meeting

November 2009
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In addition to the Philo seminar (see below) there are several other papers and lectures that deal with issues in Philo’s works. I list here those I have found. See the links to the Abstracts to check the relevance.
If I have missed some papers, please inform me using the comments field below.

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Saturday Nov. 21
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21-214 Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism
11/21/2009 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Napoleon D3 – SH

Reviews of Christopher Rowland and Christopher Morray-Jones’ book, The Mystery of God: Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament (Brill, 2009), and responses by the authors.

Silviu Bunta, University of Dayton, Presiding
Alan Segal, Columbia University, Panelist (10 min)
Kevin Sullivan, Illinois Wesleyan University, Panelist (10 min)
Charles A. Gieschen, Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, Panelist (10 min)
James R. Davila, University of St. Andrews, Panelist (10 min)
Christopher Morray-Jones, California, Respondent (15 min)
Discussion (20 min)
Break (15 min)
Elizabeth Morton, McGill University
The Role of Ecstasy in the Formation of Abraham, the Sage (25 min)
Dragos-Andrei Giulea, Marquette University
The Noetic Turn in Jewish-Christian Mysticism: Revisiting Esoterism, Mysticism, and Internalization with Philo, Clement, and Origen (25 min)
Discussion (10 min)
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21-220Intertextuality in the New Testament
11/21/2009. 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: La Galerie 1 & 2 – MR

Theme: Blendings and Combinations in Pauline Intertexts
The third paper in this session might be of interest to Philo scholars:
Max J. Lee, North Park Theological Seminary
Negotiating Desire: Epicurean, Diaspora Jewish, and Pauline Traditions on Idol Food in 1 Corinthians 8-10 (25 min)
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21-316 Future of the Past: Biblical and Cognate Studies for the Twenty-First Century
11/21/2009: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Balcony L – MR

Theme: Literary Imitation in Antiquity
Christine Shea, Ball State University, Presiding
Again, the third paper in this session is relevant:
Ruben Rene Dupertuis, Trinity University
Imitating Socrates’ Utopia in Philo and Acts (20 min)
No abstract available.

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Monday Nov 23.
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23-109Art and Religions of Antiquity
11/23/2009: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Rhythms Ballroom 3 – SH

Theme: Imaging Gods in Greco-Roman Antiquity (#1)
Zsuzsanna Gulacsi, Northern Arizona University, Presiding
Richard Freund, University of Hartford
Greco-Roman Gods and Goddesses in the Daily Life of the Jew in the Greco-Roman Period (30 min) = 1st paper in this session.
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23-116Construction of Christian Identities
11/23/2009: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Southdown Room – SH

Theme: Rituals, Texts, Individuals and Associations: Competing Ways to Construct Identities? (2)
Adriana Destro, University of Bologna, Presiding
See the fourth paper here:
Nina E. Livesey, University of Oklahoma
Paul, a Philonic Jew (Philippians 3:3-21) (25 min)
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23-117 Corpus Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti
11/23/2009: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Studio 6 – MR

Paul Holloway, University of Glasgow, Presiding
Second paper here is:
Emma Wasserman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Does Paul Have a Consistent Anthropology? Appropriation and Synthesis of Philosophical Traditions in Romans 7 and 2 Corinthians 4–5 (25 min) Discussion (5 min)
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23-144aSabbath in Text, Tradition, and Theology
11/23/2009: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom C – SH

Theme: The Sabbath During the Period of the Second Temple: Jewish Sources
Robert Goldenberg, Stony Brook University, Presiding
Consider the fourth paper in this session:
Aaron D. Panken, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Higher Virtue, History, or Halakhah?: Some Diverse Approaches to the Sabbath in the Late Second Temple Period (15 min)
Discussion (20 min)
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23-312Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism
11/23/2009: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Southdown Room – SH

Theme: Mysticism in Early Judaism
Silviu N. Bunta, University of Dayton, Presiding
See the second paper here:
Rebecca Lesses, Ithaca College
Female Jewish mystics in late antiquity: real women or literary construction? (25 min)
Discussion (15 min), then Break (15 min)
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23-313Early Jewish Christian Relations
11/23/2009: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Lagnaippe – SH

Christine Shepardson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Presiding
The third paper in this session deals with Philo:
Terence L. Donaldson, Wycliffe College
Priest to the Nations, Light to the World, Guides in Life for All Mortals (25 min)
Discussion (5 min)
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