ITQ review

The Irish Theological Quarterly had a review of  T. Seland (ed.), Reading Philo,  in volume 81 (February 2016), pp. 103104, written by Jonathan Burroughs, at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

The review is, in general, positive:”Taken together, the chapters equip their readers with a good overview of Philo’s works and of the state of research in Philonic studies.”But the reviewer regrets the lack of a subject index, and would also have liked to have found  a clear leitmotif (or connecting thread) running throughout the chapters.



Every year there are several scholarly Bible conferences held around the world. Many -if not most-of these are arranged by some scholarly organisations. Some conferences are focusing on Old Testament issues, some on New Testament, and others then, on various other fields of study like the Pseudepigrapha, Qumran etc. etc. As far as I know there is only one such conference that has had a postage stamp issued in its honor, and that is the 1980 conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT), held in Vienna, Austria in 1980.

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