SBL Annual Meetings’ Philo Seminar Papers

Papers read at the SBL Annual Meetings’ Philo Seminar.

Abstracts can be seen below; the manuscripts for 2014 will be posted here early in November.

For 2013, see  further below.

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).
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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
Excellent and profitable for life’: Philo on the Decalogue (15 min).
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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).
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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
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David Runia, University of Melbourne:
Philo and Placita
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Carlos Lévy , Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV):
About Some Concepts of Philonian Epistemology
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Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer, University of Aberdeen:
Philo’s Sources for His Arithmology in the Quaestiones
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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
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Pura Nieto Hernández, Brown University:
Philo of Alexandria, Reader of Homer and the Archaic Poets
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Gregory E. Sterling, Yale Divinity School:
From the Thick Marshes of the Nile to the Throne of God: Moses in Ezekiel and Philo
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Francis Borchardt, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong:
Philo’s Use of Aristeas and the Question of Authority
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