Philo at SBL International Meeting

18-20Judaica
7/18/2022
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Room: HS213 – LawMayer Gruber, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Presiding

Adi Amsterdam, David Yellin Academic College of Education
A Unique Vowel Sign in Targum Onqelos of Ms. Vat.Ebr.448 (20 min)
Tag(s): Targumic Texts (Early Jewish Literature – Rabbinic Literature), Aramaic (Philology / Linguistics (incl. Semiotics))

Jonathan Jacobs, Bar-Ilan University
Virtue Ethics in the Thought of Naḥmanides (20 min)
Tag(s): Commentary (Text and Translation), Other Texts (Early Jewish Literature – Other)

Robert Williams, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
Journeying in Philo’s On the Life of Moses, Book 1 (20 min)
Tag(s): Philo (Early Jewish Literature – Other), Torah/Pentateuch – Numbers (Biblical Literature – Hebrew Bible/Old Testament/Greek OT (Septuagint)), Hellenistic Period (History & Culture)

Discussion (10 min)
18-28a Hellenistic Judaism
7/18/2022
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Room: HS104 – TheologyTheme: Hellenistic Jewish Writings 1Georg Fischer SJ, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Presiding

Paola Druille, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa
The Existence of the Jewish Gerousia in Alexandria (37–40 AD): Lexicon and Context (25 min)
Tag(s): Philo (Early Jewish Literature – Other)

Jin Young Kim, Oklahoma State University
The Concept of Conversion in Philo (25 min)
Tag(s): Philo (Early Jewish Literature – Other), Hellenistic Period (History & Culture), Greco-Roman Literature (Greco-Roman Literature)

Michael Avioz, Bar-Ilan University
Murder in Josephus’ Writings (25 min)
Tag(s): Josephus (Early Jewish Literature – Other), Biblical Interpretations (Early Jewish Literature – Dead Sea Scrolls), Greco-Roman Period (History & Culture)
20-42Hellenistic Judaism
7/20/2022
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Room: HS106 –
Theology Theme: Hellenistic Jewish Writings 2
Georg Fischer SJ, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Presiding

Robert Williams, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
Journeying in Philo’s On Abraham (25 min)
Tag(s): Philo (Early Jewish Literature – Other), Torah/Pentateuch – Numbers (Biblical Literature – Hebrew Bible/Old Testament/Greek OT (Septuagint)), Hellenistic Period (History & Culture)

Justin Hagerman, Université Catholique de Lyon
“From the Creation of the Cosmos”: The Reception of Genesis’ Lexicon of Creation Motifs in Philo and Paul (25 min)
Tag(s): Hellenistic Period (History & Culture), Lexicography (Text and Translation), Comparative Approaches (Interpretive Approaches)

Mateusz Wyrzykowski, Akademia Katolicka w Warszawie
The Universal Dimension of the Interpretation of Philo (25 min)
Tag(s): Philo (Early Jewish Literature – Other), Egyptian (Ancient Near Eastern Literature – Region), Old Testament (Ideology & Theology)
20-44Johannine Literature
7/20/2022
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Room: HS107 – TheologyTheme: Johannine Theology
Stan Harstine, Friends University, Presiding

Milan Kostresevic, Universität Rostock
Symbolism of Light as a Key Christological Motif of the Gospel of John (20 min)
Tag(s): Gospels – John (Biblical Literature – New Testament), Philo (Early Jewish Literature – Other), Greco-Roman Literature (Greco-Roman Literature)

Discussion (10 min)

Berti Józsa, University of Edinburgh
Jesus: “Enabler” in the Gospel of John (20 min)
Tag(s): Narrative Criticism (Interpretive Approaches), Theological Interpretation (Interpretive Approaches), Literary Criticism (incl. poetics, new criticism, formalism, close reading, narratology) (Interpretive Approaches)

Discussion (10 min)

Marius J. Nel, Universiteit van Stellenbosch – University of Stellenbosch
The Breath of Forgiveness (20 min)
Tag(s): Gospels – John (Biblical Literature – New Testament), Theological Interpretation (Interpretive Approaches)

Discussion (10 min)
21-6Hellenistic Judaism
7/21/2022
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Room: HS106 – Theology
Theme: Hellenistic Jewish Writings 3
Ljubica Jovanovic, American Military University, Presiding

Carmen Palmer, Stetson University
Philo’s Hellenistic-Jewish Approach in the Decalogue and on the Contemplative Life: Blending Wisdom of Solomon’s Critique against Idols with a Notion of Moderation (25 min)
Tag(s): Philo (Early Jewish Literature – Other), Wisdom of Solomon (Biblical Literature – Deuterocanonical Works), Greco-Roman Period (History & Culture)

R. Gillian Glass, University of British Columbia
Aseneth among the Prophetesses: Second Temple Greek Literary Depictions of Women’s Visionary Experiences (25 min)
Tag(s): Gender and Sexuality Criticism (incl. Feminist, Womanist, Masculinity Studies, Queer Theory) (Interpretive Approaches), Other Jewish Compositions (e.g., 1 Enoch) (Early Jewish Literature – Dead Sea Scrolls), Greco-Roman Period (History & Culture)

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