Philo at SBL Annual Meeting (I)

It is time for some of us to start preparing for travelling to the SBL Annual Meeting. For my part it represents registering, booking hotel, and looking for the cheapest tickets. This year we will stay some days in New York ni the days before the conference in order to do some sightseeing, visiting relatives, and not the least,- getting over the worst of the heavy jetlag that always strucks me when going to America. Going home is much easier…

Philo is surely to ‘be present’ this year too. Here I just provide a listing of the Philo Seminar at the SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, USA, in November this year. It is good to see that Philo is also present in any other papers to be presented at this meting, and I will list them later.


Philo of Alexandria
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 321 – Convention Center

Theme: Philo’s Sources, Session One

Thomas Tobin, Loyola University of Chicago, Presiding
Michael B. Cover, University of Notre Dame
The Sun and the Chariot: The Respublica and the Phaedrus as Rival Platonic Models of Psychic Vision and Transformation in Philo (30 min)
David Runia, University of Melbourne
Philo and the Opinions of the Philosophers (30 min)
Break (15 min)
Carlos Lévy , Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
About Some Concepts of Philonian Epistemology (30 min)
Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer, University of Aberdeen
Philo’s Sources for His Arithmology in the Quaestiones (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)


Philo of Alexandria
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Room: 349 – Convention Center

Theme: Philo’s Sources, Session Two

Sarah Pearce, University of Southampton, Presiding
David Lincicum, University of Oxford
Philo’s Library: The Scope and Shape of Philo’s Indebtedness to Non-Biblical Texts (30 min)
Pura Nieto Hernández, Brown University
Philo of Alexandria, Reader of Homer and the Archaic Poets (30 min)
Break (15 min)
Gregory E. Sterling, Yale Divinity School
From the Thick Marshes of the Nile to the Throne of God: Moses in Ezekiel and Philo (30 min)
Francis Borchardt, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong
Philo’s Use of Aristeas and the Question of Authority (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Business Meeting (15 min)

Author: TorreyS


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