Biblical Studies research seminar
The Biblical Studies Research Seminar meets on Wednesday afternoons. Academic staff and graduate students from King's and other London-based colleges are warmly invited to attend. Speakers on Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament and Second Temple themes are drawn from King's, from other universities in the UK and beyond. The usual format is a one hour paper followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion. All are warmly invited to stay after the seminar for refreshments.
For more information, please email Professor Eddie Adams, Professor of New Testament Studies
All seminars take place on Wednesdays, 5-7pm, Room 3.01, Virginia Woolf Building unless otherwise stated.
Semester One Schedule 2018-19
Wednesday 17th October 2018
Prof. Carly Crouch, University of Nottingham
Rejection, Resistance and Reconciliation: Exilic-Era Disputes between Israel and Judah
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Dr Alison Gray, Westminster College, Cambridge
Imag(in)ing the Text: Using art to enhance Biblical Teaching and learning
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Rebecca Harrocks, PhD candidate, King’s College London
Neither Circumcision nor Uncircumcision: What does this mean for the female body?
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Grace Emmett, PhD candidate, King's College London & Elisabeth Sawerthal, PhD candidate, King's College London
Updates on doctoral research
Semester Two Schedule 2018/19
Wednesday 13th February 2019
Prof. Todd Still, Baylor University, Truett Seminary
Paul and "the Good"
Wednesday 6th March 2019
Prof. Samuel Lieu, Distinguished Professor (Emeritus), Macquarie University (Sydney)
Jews and Christians at Dura Europos (Roman Syria)
NB. This seminar will take place in 1.34 VWB
Wednesday 20th March 2019
Past Seminars 2017-18
Prof. Paul Joyce, King's College London
On earth as it is in heaven: Critical issues in relation to the Temple of Ezekial 40-48
NB. This seminar will take place in 1.34 VWB
Wednesday 18th October 2017Prof. Kari Syreeni'Becoming John: The Making of a Passion Gospel' Wednesday 15th November 2017Dr Jonathan Stökl, King's College London'Becoming a Priest: Reflections on Biblical and other Ancient Near Eastern Ordination Rituals' Wednesday 29th November 2017The Revd Dr Andrew Gregory, University College, Oxford'Jewish-Christian Gospels'? Some matters arising...' Wednesday 13th December 2017Dr Hannah Strommen, University of Chichester'The Goliath Myth: Biblical Imagery in the Contemporary Far Right' Wednesday 17th January 2018The Revd Dr Ann Jeffers, Heythrop College'The Illustrations of Luther's Bible' Wednesday 31st January 2018Dr Jonathan Linebaugh, University of Cambridge'The Grammar of the Gospel: Justification as a Theological Criterion in the Reformation and Galatians' Wednesday 28th February 2018Dr Alison Gray, Westminster College, Cambridge'Teaching the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible through Art' Wednesday 21st March 2018 - CANCELLEDDavid Trobisch, Museum of the Bible'Understanding the New Testament in the Context of the Second Century' Wednesday 28th March 2018The Revd Dr Mark Scarlata, St Mellitus College'Exodus'
Past Seminars 2016-17
Wed 5 October 2016Morna Hooker (Cambridge)'"The Sanctuary of his Body": Pauline Imagery for the Church' Wed 19 October 2016Roger Ryan (London)'The Rhetoric of the Book of Judges as illustrated in the stories of Jephthah and Samson' Wed 16 November 2016Bridget Gilfillan-Upton (Heythrop)'Repetition as Propaganda in the Fourth Gospel' Wed 30 November 2016Casey Strine (Sheffield) & Susannah Ticciati (KCL)'Migration, Image, and Exegetical Imagination: A Case Study from Gen 25-33' Wed 9 November 2016 Anna Sapir Abulafia (Oxford) Wed 25 January 2017Sarah Casson (King’s)‘Reading the Signs in Romans: Relevance Theory, γάρ,and the Direction of Paul's Argument' Wed 15 February 2017Ward Blanton (Canterbury) Wed 8 March 2017Gordon McGonville (Gloucester)‘Political Irony in Isaiah’ Wed 15 March 2017Ian Wilson (Cambridge)
Past Seminars 2015-16
‘Where Angels Fear to Tread: Divine Presence inSolomon's Prayer’
Wed 17 May 2017Ethel M. Wood Lecture of the University of London: Thomas Römer (Paris/Lausanne) Wed 24 May 2017Robert Miller (Catholic University of America)‘Yahweh comes from the SouthRevisited’ David Ruderman (UPenn)‘Missionaries, Converts, and Maskilim: The Revival of the Jewish-Christian Debate in the Nineteenth Century’18.00-19.30
Past Seminars 2014-15
Wed 21 October 2015
Dr James Aitken (University of Cambridge)
'Scribal Culture and the Making of the Septuagint'
Wed 4 November 2015
Dr James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge)
'Are the Jewish Revolts a red herring in any explanation of Jewish-Christian separation?'
Wed 11 November 2015
Professor Jan Joosten (University of Oxford)
'Biblical Rhetoric as illustrated by Judah's Speech in Genesis 44:18-34'
Wed 2 December 2015
Professor Steve Walton (St Mary's Twickenham)
20 January 2016Dr Hindy Najman (Oxford)‘Rethinking Hokhmah in its Hellenistic Context’ Wed 10 February 2016Prof. Judith Lieu (Cambridge)‘Early Christian Letters and their World’ Wed 2 March 2016Prof. Philip Esler (Gloucester)‘New Light on Babatha and Her Final Days’ Mon 14 March 2016ETHEL M. WOOD, Jorunn Økland (Oslo)‘Paul Translated: A Seismograph of Changes in 20th Century Understandings of Gender’ Wed 16 March 2016Dr Christopher Meredith (Winchester)‘The Bible and Political Militarism: Hilary Bennand Tony Stark Meet Paul Ricoeur on the Road to Jericho’ Wed 30 March 2016Prof. Dalit Rom-Shiloni (Tel Aviv / Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies)‘Priestly Traces in Jeremiah: Data and Challenges’ (joint Seminar with Jewish Studies)
'Leadership, Lifestyle and the Book of Acts'
Wed 8 October 2014
Past Seminars 2013-14
Dr Meg Warner (King’s College London)
'Re-Imagining Abraham: Abraham as Past Foundation and Future Hope in Genesis'
Wed 15 October 2014
Dr Alan Garrow (Sheffield Interdisciplinary Institute for Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield)
‘Streeter's 'Other' Synoptic Solution’
Wed 5 November 2014
Prof. Reinhard Kratz (University of Göttingen)
'Qumran and Pentateuchal Theory'
Wed 19 November 2014
Dr Crispin Fletcher-Louis (Whymanity)
‘The meaning and purpose of the Christ Hymn in Phil 2:6–11’
Wed 3 December 2014
Prof. James Crossley (University of Sheffield)
‘Jesus and the Chaos of History’
28 January 2015
Dr Simon Gathercole, University of Cambridge
'Sins in Paul'
11th February 2015
Prof. Yoram Hazony, The Herzl Institute, Jerusalem
'God’s Five Plans for the World in Genesis-Kings: Implications for Biblical Philosophy and Theology'
25th February 2015
Dr Claude Matlofsky, Institut Universitaire d'Études Juives (IUEJ) Élie Wiesel
'Resurrection from the Hebrew Bible to the rock cut tombs: an inscribed concept'
4th March 2015
Tsaurayi Mapfeka, PhD student, King's College London
'The Book of Esther: Interpretive Frameworks and Methodological Strategies'
18th March 2015
Michelle Fletcher, PhD student, King's College London
'Apocalypse Noir: Reading the Book of Revelation & Genre'
25th March 2015
Patrick Amissa, PhD student, King's College London
'The Grazing Sheep & the Screaming Fowl: The Relevance of Protest against Social Injustice in the Prophecy of Amos to Issues of Contemporary Social Justice in Ghana'
Other King's Biblical Studies Events 2013-14
Past Seminars 2012-13
02 October 2013
Dr Nathan MacDonald, University of Cambridge
The History of the Shema
09 October 2013
Dr Brian Capper, Canterbury Christ Church University
Community of Goods in the Rule of the Community and Comparative Analysis of the Advanced Probationer's Renunciation of Administration of His Property in Other Fully Property-Sharing Communities
30 October 2013
Anna Davina Grojnowski, PhD candidate, King’s College London
Josephus the Builder: a new approach to the relationship between Josephus and Nehemiah
13 November 2013
Dr Madhavi Nevader, University of Oxford
Reading Politics and the Politics of Reading: Deuteronomy as Test Case
11 December 2013(joint Biblical Studies and Patristics seminar)
Professor Francis Watson, University of Durham
In Quest of the True Gospel: Marcion, Tertullian
15 January 2014
Dr Andris Abakuks, Birkbeck College, University of London
The Synoptic Problem and the statistics of verbal agreements
22 January 2014
Professor Sarah Pearce, University of Southampton
Philo and Intermarriage
29 January 2014
12 March 2014
Professor Chris Keith, St Mary’s University College, Twickenham
The Oddity of the Reference to Jesus in Acts 4:13b
Steffan Mathias, PhD candidate, King’s College London Absent Fathers: Gender, Perpetuation and Levitate Marriage in the Hebrew Bible
Other King's Biblical Studies Events 2012-13
London Beyond King's
Professor Paul Joyce, Samuel Davidson Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, King’s College London
‘The Book of Lamentations in Jewish and Christian Reception’
Professor Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
‘The Qumran Collection as a Scribal Archive’
The Revd Dr Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski, Tutor in Theology, University of Chichester, Vicar, St John the Divine, Richmond
‘What did Paul hear in the third heaven (2 Cor 12.1-4)? The second century Christian debate on Paul’s mystical vision and its consequences’
The Revd Prof. Richard Burridge, Dean of King’s College London and Professor of Biblical Interpretation
‘New Testament Ethics: A Genre Mistake? Some methodological reflections building upon Gustafson and Hays’
Dr Jonathan Stökl, Leiden
Dr John Jarick, Oxford
‘Cross-examining Chronicles: Adventures in the Story-world of
a Notionally Historical Narrative’
Professor Bruce Longenecker, Baylor
‘The Cross in the House of the Bicentenary: Jesus-Devotion in
Professor Markus Bockmuehl, Oxford
‘St Paul on the Presence of Jesus’