Biblical Studies Research Seminar

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Biblical Studies Research Seminar

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The spring 2022 Biblical Studies Research Seminar series will meet on Wednesdays, 15:30–17:00. Please see the attached schedule for all details.

This seminar brings together researchers in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, and New Testament. Our schedule includes invited papers and a series of discussions around readings that explore ancient scriptural interpretation and literary production. For discussion, our main text is Eva Mroczek’s The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity. Mroczek’s book is also paired with readings from other thinkers with whom she interacts. 

Those who would like to attend in person should be prepared to do so for the entire term. Due to Covid restrictions, the seminar will also be streamed live via MS Teams. If you would like to attend in either mode, please complete this form.

2 Feb                

Dr. Lisa Marie Bowens (Princeton Theological Seminary): Liberating Paul: African Americans’ Use of Paul in Resistance and Protest

9 Feb*

Dr. Eva Mroczek (University of California Davis): Discussion of The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity *16:00–17:30 UK Time

23 Feb

Dr. Molly Zahn (University of Kansas): Imagined Utopias in the Temple Scroll

2 Mar

Dr. Emma Wasserman (Rutgers): Discussion of Apocalypse as Holy War: Divine Politics and Polemics in the Letters of Paul

9 Mar

Prof. Liv Ingeborg Lied (MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion & Society): Discussion of Invisible Manuscripts: Textual Scholarship and the Survival of 2 Baruch

16 Mar

Prof. Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham): Community Formation in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Beyond the Watershed Paradigm

23 Mar

Dr. Matthew Novenson (University of Edinburgh): Our Apostle, Ourselves

20 Apr

Prof. Hindy Najman (University of Oxford): Concepts of Nature in Second Temple Judaism: A Philological and Philosophical Exploration

27 Apr

Dr. Andrew Boakye (University of Manchester): Fallen Man, Risen Christ: Paul and the Polemics of Resurrection


Seminar OrganiserDr J. Thomas Hewitt