Belfast Meeting
Focus: Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
Presenters: Brad Anderson, Charlie Hadjiev and Jonathan Kearney
Title: Old Testament Questions

1. Jacob, Esau and the Constructive Possibilities of the Other (Brad Anderson, Mater Dei Institute, DCU)
2. Mercy or Loyalty? The Meaning of Hesed Revisited (Charlie Hadjiev, Belfast Bible College, QUB)
3. Saadia Gaon's Tafsir of Deuteronomy 32 (Jonathan Kearney, St Patrick's College, DCU)

Date: 7 November 2014 14.00-16.30
Place: Edgehill Theological College, 9 Lennoxvale, Belfast BT9 5BY

Autumn Conference

Dr David Shepherd (TCD)
Title: 'Seventy sons on one stone’: Abimelech and the problem of royal bloodguilt
Date: 22 October 2014 7.30-9.00 pm
Place: All Hallows College, Dublin, Room 2
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, biscuits after event
Admission: free

Spring Conference

Rev Dr Terence Crotty OP
Title: Septuagint inculturation of the flood: exegetical agendas of the Septuagint translators with regard to Gen 6-9 and further afield.
For an abstract of this paper:
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Date: 30 April, 7.30 pm
Place: St Mary's Priory, Tallaght


Michael Maher Memorial Public Lecture
Fr Donald Senior CP
Title:
Make disciples of all nations: Reinterpreting Matthew’s Gospel in the Light of the Catholic Jewish Relationship'.
Date: 26 March, 7.30 p.m.
Place: Mater Dei Institute of Education, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

Irish Biblical Association Special Seminar
Fr Donald Senior CP
Title:
Transforming the meaning of the Cross
Date: 26 March, 4.30 p.m.
Place: Mater Dei Institute of Education, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3


ANNUAL CONFERENCE and AGM
21-22 February, 2014
Provisional title: Bible and History
Date: Friday, 21 February from 4.30 pm to Saturday, 22 February 4.30
Place: All Hallows College, Dublin

Speakers and titles of papers
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For extracts of Helen Bond's papers,
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Dr Helen Bond (Edinburgh)
Paper 1 (Saturday)
How Historical is John's Gospel? History, Memory and the Reception of Jesus Tradition in the late First Century.

Paper 2 (Saturday)
"Take up your cross and follow me": History and the Call to Discipleship in Mark's Passion Narrative.

Prof Konrad Schmid (Zürich)
Paper 1 (Friday)
Who Wrote the Torah? The Formation of the First Five Books of the Bible in Their Historical Contexts

Paper 2 (Saturday)
Nebuchadnezzar and the End of the Davidic Dynasty: History and Historical Construction in the Book of Jeremiah