SBL New Orleans 2009

Well, it is that time of year when one must decide which sessions one will attend at the SBL national meeting, which will be here in less than a week.  Due to a friend’s wedding, I will not be able to make it for Saturday, but fortunately for me, it appears that I will not miss any of the LXX (IOSCS) sessions that I wanted to attend.

I plan to be at the following sessions, when I’m not at the book tables :).

Sunday Schedule

Greek Bible

Joint Session With: Greek Bible, International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies


9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Room: Napoleon A2 – SH

Theme: Greek Minor Prophets

Cameron Boyd-Taylor, University of Cambridge, Presiding

Jennifer Dines, University of Cambridge

“We have hated evil and loved good.” “Restore justice …” (Amos 5.15 LXX): The Book of the Twelve as protreptic philosophy? (30 min)

W. Edward Glenny, Northwestern College-St. Paul

“The Translation of Visually Ambiguous Phenomena in the Septuagint of Amos” (30 min)

Karen H. Jobes, Wheaton College

“The Minor Prophets in James” (30 min)

Stephen Moyise, University of Chichester

“Paul’s use of LXX Hosea” (30 min)

Bogdan G. Bucur, Duquesne University

“The Vision of Habakkuk in the Septuagint and its Christian Reception” (30 min)

International Syriac Language Project


1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Room: Edgewood AB – SH

Peter Williams, Tyndale House, Presiding

Regine Hunziker-Rodewald, University of Strasbourg, France

Celebrating the Full Moon: Northwest Semitic Terminology for Concepts of Time (30 min)

Steven Shaw, Whitley College, University of Melbourne

Verbal Valence in the Early Syriac Translations of the New Testament with Special Attention to the Peshitta Version (30 min)

Michael Sokoloff, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Lexical Archaeology: The Case of Brockelmann’s Lexicon Syriacum (30 min)

Reinier de Blois, United Bible Societies

The Semantic Structure of Biblical Hebrew (30 min)

Discussion (30 min)



4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Room: Oak Alley – SH

Theme: Power and Authority in the Second Gospel

James W. Voelz, Concordia Seminary, Presiding

Adam Winn, Fuller Theological Seminary

Power or Suffering?: Reconsidering Mark’s Christological Presentation (10 min)

Geert Van Oyen, Universite Catholique de Louvain

The Vulnerable Authority of the Evangelist: (Re-)reading the Paradoxes in the Gospel of Mark (10 min)

Discussion (30 min)

Rikk E. Watts, Regent College

In the Power and Authority of God: Yahweh-Christology in Mark (10 min)

Tom Shepherd, Andrews University

Power and Authority in Mark 1 and 16 in Codex W (10 min)

Discussion (30 min)

Discussion (50 min)

Monday Schedule

23-127International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies


9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Room: Studio 5 – MR

Johann Cook, University of Stellenbosch

“Were the Septuagint Versions of Proverbs and Job Translated by the Same Person?” (30 min)

Larry Perkins, Northwest Baptist Seminary

“Proper Names in Greek Exodus: A Translational Challenge” (30 min)

John D. Meade, Southern Seminary

“Evaluating Evaluations: The Commentary of BHQ and the Problem of holelot in Ecclesiastes 1:17” (30 min)

Phillip S. Marshall, Houston Baptist University

“Aramaic Influence on Greek Translations of the Hebrew Bible” (30 min)

Bernard A. Taylor, Loma Linda University

“The Rahlfs-Hanhart Septuagint Text: An Analysis” (30 min)

23-222International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Room: Studio 1 – MR

Cameron Boyd-Taylor, University of Cambridge

“Made from the Image” (30 min)

David Andrew Teeter, Harvard University

“The Septuagint and Early Jewish Halakhah: Problems and Perspectives in Modern Research” (30 min)

Robert Hiebert, Trinity Western Seminary and Nathaniel N. Dykstra, Trinity Western University

“Septuagint Textual Research in the Early Twenty-First Century” (30 min)

John D. Barry, Logos Bible Software

“Using the Göttingen Septuagint Digital Version to Solve Age-Old Text Critical Problems” (30 min)

Claude Cox, McMaster Divinity College

“An Apology for the So-called Sub-versions or “Daughter Versions” of the Bible, with Specific Reference to the Armenian Version of the Book of Job” (30 min)

Business Meeting (30 min)

I’m particularly interested in John Barry’s presentation on the use of the digital version of the Goettingen Septuagint edition in research.  I’m also looking forward to Claude Cox’s paper on the Daughter Versions of Job, since Greek Job research is about to become a major part of my life as I embark on Hexaplaric research of this book.


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