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University of Lethbridge: Research in Religious Studies Conference

April 20, 2011

The tentative schedule for the Research in Religious Studies Conference held at the University of Lethbridge April 30-May 1, 2011 has been released.

I am involved in both Hebrew Bible sections:

Session 2B           Hebrew Bible I  AH 118 Scott Bailey, Trinity Western University (Langley BC) presiding

10:45-11:15          What Biblical Parallels Can Tell Us About Theological Development,   Jarrod Marks, Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA).

11:15-11:45           Negev Fortresses: Evidentiary Support for the Existence of the United Monarchy,   Jeff Werner, University of Lethbridge

11:45-12:15          Daughter Zion in the City of Chaos: Unpacking the Symbolic Geography of Isaiah 24-27,   David Cairns, University of Alberta (Edmonton)

Session 3B          Hebrew Bible 2          AH 118 presiding: TBA

1:00-1:30           The Holy Seed Has Mixed Itself: The Judgement of God Concerning Exogamous Marriages in Genesis, Ezra, and Nehemiah,   Scott Bailey, Trinity Western University (Langley, BC)

1:30-2:00          A God in Our Image: Identity in Genesis 1,   Lauren Chomyn

Should be ‘interesting’, however, there is a small problem… maybe I’ll just reproduce the note I sent to Dr. Linville,

Dr. Jim,

In session 3B, Hebrew Bible 2, there is a problem with the title for my presentation. Disregard what the title says above, I am actually going to do “Gen 6:1-4: The interpretive Dance.”

I’ll need a CD player, a strobe light, and some backup dancers. Should be pretty awesome! (BTW, is full frontal nudity OK in an academic setting?)

Maybe I’ll see if I can get someone to capture the performance on video!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. nazani14 permalink
    June 8, 2011 7:30 am

    How did that lecture on the Negev fortresses work out? I’m pretty dubious about the whole “united Kingdom” thing.

    “instead), and his later leading of an army to victory over the Ammonites, which resulted in the people clamouring for him to lead them against the Philistines, whereupon he is appointed king.[4]

    According to Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman, authors of The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts,[2] the idea of a United Monarchy is not accurate history but rather “creative expressions of a powerful religious reform movement,” possibly “based on certain historical kernels.” Wikipedia, etc.

  2. June 8, 2011 8:13 am

    Well… let’s put it this way. One, the presenter is primarily interested in evolutionary archaeology and was ‘coerced’ into making this presentation. And two, the future and field of biblical archaeology will not be influenced by the methodology and conclusions of the study.

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