Saturday, March 24, 2012

Biblical Violence

Here are some lectures from the program of the Norwegian Summer Academy for Biblical Studies (NSABS) International Meeting Schedule (provisional)

Monday, August 7
09.00-09.20: Kristin Moen Saxegaard: Theological Reflections Encountering Violence  10.00-10.30: Karl William Weyde Holy War or YHWH’ War? On a Central Issue in OT Research
11.00-11.30: Markus Zehnder: The Annihilation of the Canaanites - A Reading of Deuteronomy 7:1-5 and Similar Passages in Context
11.30-12.00: Robert L. Hubbard: Rest for the Wary - Cities of Refuge and Cycles of Violence
14.00-14.30: Årstein Justnes: A Violent Hope - ‘Scriptural’ Eschatology in the Dead Sea Scrolls
15.30-16.00: Terence Fretheim: God and Violence in the Old Testament
16.00-16.30: Joshua Berman: The Biblical Ideal of the Warrior Citizen
Tuesday August 8
08.45-09.15: Hallvard Hagelia: Violence and Ethics in Amos
09.30-10.00: Karin Finsterbusch: Violence against Judah and Jerusalem: Images of Destruction in Jer 4-6
10.00-10.30: Gordon McConville: Does Violence ‘Come with the Territory’? An Exploration of Peace and Violence in the OT
13.30-14.00: Georg Fischer: Who is Violent, and Why? Pharaoh and God in Exodus 1-15 as a Model Case for Violence in the Bible
14.00-14.30: Lennart Boström: Uzzah’s Fate (2 Samuel 6) and Similar OT Stories – A Theological Problem for the Modern Reader
15.00-15.30: Lars Olov Eriksson: The Enemies in Psalm 119 in Relationship to Its Genre
15.30-16.00: Knut Heim: Poetic Justice: Violence, Justice and Ethical Ideals in Biblical Poetry Short Break


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