SBL Annual Meetings’ Philo Seminar Papers


 SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 21-24, 2015.

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(For the 2013 and 2014 Philo papers, see  further below.)


S 22-237  Philo of Alexandria

Sunday 11/22/2015 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Philo & the History of Interpretation

Sarah Pearce, University of Southampton, Presiding

Nelida Naveros Cordova, CDP, Loyola University of Chicago
The Greek Philosophical Tradition in Philo’s Ethical Teaching: Eusebeia for the Service of God and Human Beings (25 min)
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Frank Shaw, Ashland University
An Onomastic History: What Can Philo Provide? (25 min)
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Michael Francis, University of Notre Dame
Voluntary and Involuntary Sin and the Allegory of the Soul in Philo (25 min)
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Ludovica De Luca, Università degli studi Roma Tre
The bronze snake according to Philo of Alexandria in Legum allegoriae II, 79-81 (25 min)
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Justin M. Rogers, Freed-Hardeman University
The Reception of Philonic Arithmological Exegesis in Didymus the Blind’s Commentary on Genesis (25 min)
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Discussion (15 min)

 

S23 – 136 Philo of Alexandria

Monday 11/23/2015. 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Historical and Intellectual Traditions in Philo
Ellen Birnbaum, Presiding

Miriam Ben Zeev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Philo as Historian: His Testimony on the Beginning of the Jewish Settlement at Rome as a Case Study (25 min)
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Michael Pope, Brigham Young University
Opportunistic Stoicism: Philo’s Quod Omnis Probus Liber Sit and Cicero’s Tusculan Disputations Book 2 (25 min)
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Courtney Friesen, University of Oxford
Dying Like a Woman: Philo on the Tragic Death of Polyxena (25 min)
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Angela Standhartinger, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Philo in ethnographic discourse. Some observations to the literary context of De Vita Contemplativa> (25 min)
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Joan E. Taylor, King’s College – London
The Women Therapeutae and the Divided Space of the ‘Synagogue’ (25 min)
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Discussion (15 min)

 

S23-341 Philo of Alexandria

Monday 11/23/2015. 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room TBD – Hotel TBD

Theme: Philo’s De Plantatione

Thomas Tobin, Loyola University of Chicago, Presiding

Albert C. Geljon, Christelijk Gymnasium Utrecht
Sample translation and commentary on Philo De Plantatione (10 min)
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Maren Niehoff, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Writing a Commentary on a Philonic Allegorical Treatise (20 min)
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David Runia, Queen’s College University of Melbourne
The place of the treatise De plantatione in Philo’s Allegorical Commentary (20 min)
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Discussion (20 min)

Break (10 min)

James R. Royse, Claremont, California
The Text of Philo’s De plantatione (20 min)
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Sami Yli-Karjanmaa, University of Helsinki
Plant. 1–27: The Significance of Reading Philonic Parallels (20 min)
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Discussion (20 min)

Business Meeting (10 min)

 

 

 

 SBL Annual Meeting, San Diego Nov. 22-25, 2014.


S23-237 Philo of Alexandria
11/23/2014 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room 1 B (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC)
Theme: Philo’s Legal Exegesis
Ellen Birnbaum, Cambridge, Mass., Presiding

Maren R. Niehoff, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Philo’s Rationalisation of the Jewish Law in Greco-Roman Context (25 min).
Abstract  ……………….. Click here for the Manuscript 

Yedidya Etzion, University of California-Berkeley
Philo’s Sabbath: A study in Philo’s Jewish Law (25 min)
Abstract  ……………….. Click here for the manuscript

Daniel R. Streett, Durham University
Philo’s Exegesis of the Biblical Festival Laws: Arithmology, Askesis, and Imitatio Dei (25 min).
Abstract  ……………….. Click here for the Manuscript

Break (15 min)

Michael Francis, University of Notre Dame
Wasted Seed and Sins of Intent: Sexual Ethics in Spec. 3.34-36 in the Case of Infertile Marriage (25 min).
Abstract  ……………….. Click here for the Manuscript

Horacio Vela, University of Notre Dame
A New Command: Philo as Lawgiver and Interpreter in the Case of the Egyptian Blasphemer (25 min)
Abstract  ……………….. Click here for the Manuscript

Discussion (10 min)

S25-130 Philo of Alexandria

11/25/2014 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Room: Room 33 C (Upper level) – San Diego Convention Center (CC)
Theme: Philo’s De Decalogo
Ronald Cox, Pepperdine University, Presiding

Sarah Judith Pearce, University of Southampton
Philo of Alexandria on the second commandment (15 min).
Updated Abstract  ……………….. Click here for Manuscript

Note: Please download Pearce’s translation of De Decalogo 66-81 here.

Hindy Najman, Yale University
Response to Sarah Pearce (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)

Break (15 min)

James R. Royse, Claremont, CA
The Text of Philo’s De Decalogo (15 min).
Abstract  ………………..Click here for the Manuscript

Abraham Terian, National Academy of Sciences / Armenia
The Armenian Textual and Interpretive Traditions of Philo’s De Decalogo (15 min)
Abstract  ……………….. Click here for the Manuscript

Manuel Alexandre Jr., Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rhetorical Texture and Pattern in Philo of Alexandria’s De Decalogo (15 min)
Abstract  ……………….. Click here for the Manuscript

Discussion (30 min)
Business Meeting (15 min)

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SBL Annual Meeting, Baltimore Nov 22-26 2013.

S24-334 Philo of Alexandria 11/24/2013 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Room: 321 – Convention Center

Theme: Philo’s Sources, Session One
Thomas Tobin, Loyola University of Chicago, Presiding

Michael B. Cover, University of Notre Dame:
The Sun and the Chariot: The Respublica and the Phaedrus as Rival Platonic Model
of Psychic Vision and Transformation in Philo
Abstract……………….. Manuscript

David Runia, University of Melbourne:
Philo and Placita
Abstract .……………….Manuscript

Carlos Lévy , Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV):
About Some Concepts of Philonian Epistemology
Abstract ………………..Manuscript

Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer, University of Aberdeen:
Philo’s Sources for His Arithmology in the Quaestiones
Abstract……………….. Manuscript

S25-137 Philo of Alexandria 11/25/2013 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM Room: 349 – Convention Center

Theme: Philo’s Sources, Session Two
Sarah Pearce, University of Southampton, Presiding

David Lincicum, University of Oxford:
Philo’s Library: The Scope and Shape of Philo’s Indebtedness to Non-Biblical Texts
Abstract……………….. Manuscript

Pura Nieto Hernández, Brown University:
Philo of Alexandria, Reader of Homer and the Archaic Poets
Abstract ………………..Manuscript

Gregory E. Sterling, Yale Divinity School:
From the Thick Marshes of the Nile to the Throne of God: Moses in Ezekiel and Philo
Abstract  ……………….. Manuscript

Francis Borchardt, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong:
Philo’s Use of Aristeas and the Question of Authority
Abstract  ……………….. Manuscript

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