SBL Annual Meetings’ Philo Seminar Papers


SBL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 17-22, 2016.

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(For the 2013 – 2015 Philo papers, see  further below.)

Still under Construction (abstracts and manuscripts still to come)


s20-220 Philo of Alexandria
11/20/2016 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 217C (2nd Level – West) – Convention Center (CC)

Theme: The Knowledge of God in Philo of Alexandria

Sean Adams, University of Glasgow, Presiding

Mark Hamilton, Abilene Christian University
Divine (Dis)embodiment as an aspect of Divine Otherness in Philo (30 min). 

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Ilaria L.E. Ramelli, Catholic University+Angelicum +Oxford University
The Knowledge of God and the Dialectics of Apophatic Theology: Philo between Scripture and the Platonic Tradition (30 min)

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Break (10 min)

Sharon Weisser, Tel Aviv University
Knowing God by Analogy: Philo of Alexandria’s Proofs for the Existence of God in the Context of the Debate around Stoic Theology in the Roman Period (30 min)

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Tyler A. Stewart, Marquette University
Theological Suicide: Evil and the Imperception of God (30 min)

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Discussion (20 min)

S20 -345 Philo of Alexandria
11/20/2016 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 304B (3rd Level) – Convention Center (CC)

Theme: Reincarnation and Afterlife in Philo and His World

Torrey Seland, prof. em., VID-School of Mission and Theology, Norway, Presiding

Sami Yli-Karjanmaa, University of Helsinki
Philo’s Position on Reincarnation (30 min)

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David Runia, University of Melbourne
Does Philo Accept the Doctrine of Reincarnation? (30 min)

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Break (10 min)

Rainer Hirsch-Luipold, Universität Bern – Université de Berne
Afterlife and Reincarnation in Plutarch (30 min)

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Jeffrey Trumbower, Saint Michael’s College (Vermont)
Closing the Door on Reincarnation in Early Christianity: Limiting the Options (30 min)

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Discussion (20 min)

S21-144b  Philo of Alexandria
11/21/2016 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Room: 008A (River Level) – Convention Center (CC)

Theme: Philo’s de Mutatione Nominum
Seminar papers will be available on-line at http://torreys.org/philo_seminar_papers/ .

Scott Mackie, Independent Scholar, Presiding

Michael Cover, Marquette University
Philo’s De mutatione nominum: Sample Commentary, Exegetical Structure, and Its Place in the “Abrahamic Cycle” of the Allegorical Commentary (20 min)

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Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School
What’s in a Name? The Place of De mutatione nominum in Philo’s Allegorical Commentary (20 min)

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Discussion (20 min)

Break (10 min)

James Royse, Claremont, California
The Text of Philo’s De mutatione nominum (20 min)

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Frederick Brenk, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
A Name by Any Name? The Allegorizing Etymologies of Philo and Plutarch (20 min)

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Michel Barnes, Marquette University
Divine Powers in De mutatione nominum and Patristic Reception (20 min)

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Discussion (20 min)

Business Meeting (15 min)

 

 


 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)
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Daniel R. Streett, Durham University
Philo’s Exegesis of the Biblical Festival Laws: Arithmology, Askesis, and Imitatio Dei (25 min).
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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).
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Horacio Vela, University of Notre Dame
A New Command: Philo as Lawgiver and Interpreter in the Case of the Egyptian Blasphemer (25 min)
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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).
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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)
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Manuel Alexandre Jr., Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rhetorical Texture and Pattern in Philo of Alexandria’s De Decalogo (15 min)
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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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