Travel

Rather than doing a sum­ma­ry for each day I am writ­ing a sin­gle sum­ma­ry for the con­fer­ence, as I trav­el up to Oxford. The past day and a half of this con­fer­ence have been stim­u­lat­ing and engag­ing, with it revolv­ing around paired longer ple­nary papers and longer breaks for dis­cus­sion and…

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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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