Biblical Studies PG Autumn Seminar
in conjunction with the Irish Biblical Association

Date: 23 November 2018, 2.00-4.30 pm
Location: Belfast Bible College (Glenburn House, Glenburn Road South, Dunmurry, Belfast, County Antrim, BT17 9JP)

Speakers and topics:

Old Testament
Jessie Rogers (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth)
Translation technique and Theology in the Old Greek version of Job 28)
Charlie Hadjiev (Belfast Bible College)
From a locust invasion to the end of the world: the genre and meaning of the book of Joel

New Testament
Gorden Cambell (Union Theological College)
In picture and in word: Martin Luther’s Version of Rev 17 in his German New Testament (1522-1546)

1pm Lunch available at BBC (pre-book through Prof Gordon Campbell by Mon 19th Nov):

IBA AGM 2018

Books on the Borders of the Bible: Exploring the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Date: 17 February 2018
Location: Renehan Hall, South Campus, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Speakers: Alun Thomas (TCD PhD student), Ben Walker (QUB PhD Student), Garrick Allen (DCU, Dublin), Jeremy Corley (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth), Tobias Nicklas (Regensberg)
Cost: €35 (full), €20 (concessions with ID)

9.30 - 10.00am: Registration

10.00 – 10.30: ‘Out of Order: Evaluating Transpositions in the Qumran Aramaic Version of Job', Alun Thomas (TCD PhD student)
10.30 – 11.00: "By κ what an argument?! Using cluster analysis and discourse grammar to identify rhetorical strategies in Galatians", Ben Walker (QUB PhD student)

11.00 – 11.20: Coffee

11.20 – 12.10: ‘“All wisdom is from the Lord” – A Survey of Ben Sira Studies since the Year 2000’, Jeremy Corley (Maynooth)
12.10 – 13.00: ‘Why should we read Christian Apocrypha?’. Tobias Nicklas (Regensburg)

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 14.50: ‘The "Martyrdom of Mark" and Alexandrian Christianity’, Tobias Nicklas (Regensburg)
14.50 – 15.40: ‘The Sociology of the Book of Revelation in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages’, Garrick Allen (Dublin)
15.40 – 16:00: Coffee

16.00 – 16.45: AGM

Main Speakers
Jeremy Corley
Garrick Allen
Tobias Nicklas ‘A Narrative Approach to the Jeremiah-Attributed Saying in Matthew 27:9-10’ 10.30 – 11.00: Danny Daley (Ph.D. candidate TCD) ‘The Inheritance of the Poor (in Spirit) in 4QInstruction and Matthew’s Gospel’ 11.00 – 11.20: Refreshments 11.20 – 12.10: Margaret Daly-Denton (TCD) ‘The dearest freshness deep down things’: A Johannine Christian View of Earth 12.10 – 13.00: Sandra Huebenthal (Universität Passau) ‘“You cannot live with an experience that remains without a story.” – Experience, social memory, and a new approach to reading the Bible’ 13.00 – 14.00: Lunch 14.00 – 14.50: Sandra Huebenthal (Universität Passau) ‘Reading the Gospels as memory stories: Luke in a new light’ 14.50 – 15.40: Luke Macnamara (St Patrick’s College Maynooth and Glenstal Abbey) ‘Characterisation in the Gospels and Acts: A review of recent studies’ 15.40 – 16:00: Refreshments 16.00 – 16.45: AGM Full Day (including sandwich lunch): 35€; Concessions (with appropriate ID): 20€ Reading from the Ground up: Ecological Approaches to the Prophets

Eco-Criticism, New Materialism and the Book of Ezekiel
Dr Brad Anderson (Dublin City University; bio) From Family Matters to Fertility Cults: Adventures in the Reception of Hosea 1-3

Cost: €35 (€20 concession with appropriate ID) for full day with light lunch included

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