Good and Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Traditions

B15 2TT, ERI Building (European Research Institute), Pritchatts Road, Room G51
Thursday 25 June 2015 (09:30-17:00)

The 5th University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference

The conference, which is organised by University of Birmingham postgraduate researchers, will be hosted by the Department of Theology and Religion in the ERI Building on the University of Birmingham's main Edgbaston campus (G3 on the campus map). It features keynote addresses by Professor George Brooke (University of Manchester) and Dr Helen Bond (University of Edinburgh) alongside a wide variety of papers by postgraduate researchers from the University of Birmingham, other UK universities, the United States and Brasil.

Registration, which includes lunch, is free but please contact Tupá Guerra by 19th June.


Morning sessions 9:30-1300

Keynote address
Parodying Roman Power? Another look at Mark’s Simon of Cyrene
Dr. Helen Bond, Director of the Centre for Christian Origins, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, University of Edinburgh

Shepherds on Trial: 1 Enoch’s “Animal Apocalypse” (85–90) as Window into Jesus’ Role as Israel’s “Shepherd”
Max Botner   (University of St Andrews)

“The Abomination of Desolation” Matthew 24:15 – An Action of Religious Intolerance and Aggression? A Fulfilment of the Deuteronomic Curse? Or the Just Judgment of the Warrior Son of Man?
Beth Mulvey   (University of Birmingham)

Omri and Ahab as Personified Evil in Their Inner-biblical Reception
Michal Niezborala   (Universität Luzern)

Afternoon sessions 14:00-17:00

Keynote address
Good and Evil in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Between Psychodynamics and Virtue Ethics
Prof. George Brook, Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University Manchester

Demonic Power or Evil Heart? A Clue from Jubilees and 4 Ezra to the Identity of the Personified Sin in Rom 5:12–8                                                                                                                                 
Janghoon Park  (University of St Andrews)

Sacred Space/Profane Space – House Churches in the First Century
Alisha Paddock  (University of Birmingham)

The Fall of Human Being: Some Targums interpretations of Genesis 3:1-24
Marcelo Apolonio Policarpo

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