One of the practices I keep is to always have a long term reading project on the go, that is less directly related to my active research. I find this keeps me reading broadly and more agile in the way that I process and link concepts together. Over the winter…

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St Andrews Son of God Symposium – Summary Day 3

The third day of the symposium was only a half day, and revolved around three plenary sessions. Reinhard Kratz opened the morning with an in depth paper looking at the parallels between 4Q246 and the Old Testament backgrounds that it presumes and envelops. This paper expanded and explored aspects of…

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Blog Backlog Repair

For some reason the last two posts about the summer/winter conferences have been jammed in the post queue and needed some beating with a stick to work. Hence, consider this the beating with a stick…. Website Heal Thyself!

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St Andrews Son of God Symposium – Summary Day 2

Day two of the St Andrews Symposium started with a bang, as Michael Peppard presented a strong argument for the need of Christological research to engage with the pervasive imperial cult, rather than merely focusing on the Jewish origins. To put Peppard’s perspective on the imperial cult in his own…

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St Andrews Symposium on the Son of God – Day 1

The St Andrews symposium on ‘Son of God: Divine Sonship in Jewish and Christian Antiquity’ kicked off today with a busy afternoon including four plenary sessions and a parallel session with four papers. Richard Bauckham started the day with a paper on the use of Lord  (κυριος) as a replacement…

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