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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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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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What is the Point?

Recently I was at the ETS and then SBL/AAR conferences in the US, with about 15,000 people descending on San Diego for the SBL/AAR conference alone. While one of the Ridley lecturers, Andrew Malone, and I were heading out for dinner we encountered a lady who challenged us on what…

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