The agenda for the Oxbridge Biblical Studies Conference on May 1, 2015, is set. We have a great group of presenters and an interesting faculty discussion on the schedule, as well as a “field trip” to visit a collection of ancient manuscripts.
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There will be four NT papers, each with a respondent, as well as 6 OT papers. At mid-day, we will visit the Cairo Genizah collection housed at the Cambridge University Library, where we will view various biblical and secular manuscripts.
During lunch, Dr. James Carleton-Paget will moderate a faculty panel among representatives from both Oxford and Cambridge on the topic, “The Future of Biblical Studies in a Cross-Disciplinary World.” This should be a fascinating discussion on the future of NT and OT studies as specific disciplines.
New Testament Program
Matthew 23.2-3 and ‘Jewish-Christian Relations’: What is Jesus’ Relationship to Scribal/Pharisaical Authority?
Simeon Burke, Cambridge University
Respondent: Richard Zetter, Oxford University
Old Testament Program
Isaiah 41:18-20 as Anti-Assyrian Polemic?
Cat Quine, Oxford University
Matriarch of Israel or Misnomer? Israelite Self-Identification in Ancient Israelite Law Code and the Implications for Ruth
Andrew Niggemann, Cambridge University
Developing a New Approach to Comparative Mythology
Marten Krijgsman, Oxford University
The Interpretive Significance of Variant Repetition in Proverbs 1-9 and 10:1-22:16
Arthur Keefer, Cambridge University
Construction, Agency, and Action of a Biblical Text in 2 Kings 22-23
Peter Gent, Oxford University
Language and Style in LXX Judges: Hapax Legomena
William A. Ross, Cambridge University