SBL Program Up

As you’ve probably heard, the SBL annual meeting Online Program Book is now up. I am presenting two papers this year, and they’ll both be on Monday. Both my abstracts are here. Don’t know how I feel about that yet, but here’s the way it looks:

Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature
11/22/2010
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: A Mesopotamian Framework for Understanding Ancient Faith: Individual Religious Experience in Communal Context

Esther Hamori, Union Theological Seminary, Presiding
Daniel O. McClellan, University of Oxford
El Elyon, Begetter of Heaven and Earth (30 min)
Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary
Bezalel in Context (30 min)
Yitzhaq Feder, Bar Ilan University
Blood Expiation in Hittite and Biblical Ritual (30 min)
Beate Pongratz-Leisten, New York University
A Mesopotamian Framework for Understanding Ancient Faith: Bonding with the Personal God (30 min)
Daniel E. Fleming, New York University
A Mesopotamian Framework for Understanding Ancient Faith: Religious Attitudes in Literary Perspective (30 min)

Unity and Diversity in Early Jewish Monotheisms
11/22/2010
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Key Terms in the Debate about Monotheism

Joel Burnett, Baylor University
What is an elohim? Reflections on Chronicles’ Use of the Term (30 min)
Larry Hurtado, University of Edinburgh
What comprises ‘Jewish Monotheism’ in the late Hellenistic and early Roman Period? (30 min)
Daniel McClellan, University of Oxford
What is Deity in LXX Deuteronomy? (30 min)
Michael Hundley, University of Cambridge
What is divine presence? (30 min)
Robert Barrett, Georg-August Universitaet-Goettingen
What Does it Mean to Follow Other Gods? (30 min)


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