Ritual in the Biblical World

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Room: Salon 3 - Marriott Marquis

Russell C.D. Arnold, DePauw University, Presiding

James R. Getz Jr., Temple University
Sacrificial Typology and Nazarite’s Burning Hair (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Daniel Belnap, Brigham Young University
If The Lord Delight In Us: Divine Reflexivity in the Hebrew Bible (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Petra Dijkhuizen, University of South Africa

Investigating Ritual Risk, Ritual Failure and Ritual Efficacy in Pauline Corinth (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Jade Weimer, University of Toronto

Musical Ritual in the Pauline Churches: The Slippery Slope of a Necessary Social Practice in Antiquity (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

Jonathan Schwiebert, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Ritual and Ethics: The Didache as Test Case (25 min)

Discussion (5 min)

John, Jesus, and History (S19-327)

 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 2001 - Convention Center

Theme: Media and Method: Reading John and Jesus in an Oral/Aural Context

Jaime Clark-Soles, Southern Methodist University, Presiding

Richard A. Horsley, University of Massachusetts Boston

The Whole Story: Rethinking John's Gospel as a Source for Jesus in Its Ancient Media Context (30 min)

Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University

There Are No "Aporias": Orality, Memory, and Narrative Aesthetics (30 min)

Hellen Mardaga, Catholic University of America

Bis repetita placent. Some Reflections on Repetitions, Orality and John 18:36 (30 min)

Catrin Williams, University of Wales: Trinity Saint David

Memory, Scripture, and Tradition in the Gospel of John: Insights from Ancient Media Studies (30 min)

Break (5 min)

Discussion (25 min)

Bible in Ancient and Modern Media

Joint Session With: Bible in Ancient and Modern Media, Mark

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Room: Salon 10 - Marriott Marquis

Theme: The Case for Mark Composed in Performance

Joanna Dewey, Episcopal Divinity School, Presiding

Antoinette Wire, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Introduction (15 min)

Ancient Media Context

Whitney Shiner, George Mason University, Respondent (20 min)

Pieter Botha, University of South Africa, Respondent (20 min)

Break (5 min)

Markan Literature

Rikki Watts, Regent College, Respondent (20 min)

James Voelz, Concordia Seminary, Respondent (20 min)


Antoinette Wire, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Respondent (15 min)

Discussion (35 min)

Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism

 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM  
Room: Golden Gate C2 - Marriott Marquis

Theme: Sight and Sound in Early Judaism and Christianity

Gil Klein, Franklin & Marshall College, Presiding (5 min)

Kim Haines-Eitzen, Cornell University

Imagining Sound and Silence (25 min)

Amy Papalexandrou, University of Texas at Austin

Listening to the Late Antique Soundscape in Early Christian and Jewish Sacred Space (25 min)

Georgia Frank, Colgate University

Last Sensed: Ritualizing the Ascension of Jesus in Late Antique Christianity (25 min)

Rachel Neis, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Hath Not a Jew Eyes? (25 min)

Discussion (30 min)

Business Meeting (15 min)

Performance Criticism of Biblical and Other Ancient Texts

  1:00 PM to 3:30 PM 
Room: Intercontinental Ballroom B - Intercontinental

Theme: Repetition in Performance

Glenn Holland, Allegheny College, Presiding

Shamir Yona, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Repetition of a Word or Root in Biblical Poetry, Once as an Isolated Word and Once in a Construct Genitive Chain (25 min)

Gary A Rendsburg, Rutgers University
Repetition with Variation: Element of Style and Facet of Performance (25 min)

Jeanette Mathews, Charles Sturt University

Rethinking Repetition in the Book of the Twelve as Examples of “Ready-mades” in Improvised Performance (25 min)

Break (10 min)

Meda Stamper, Anstey United Reformed Church
Performing the Ending of the Gospel of John (25 min)

Lee A. Johnson, East Carolina University

Paul’s Damascus Road Experience: A Thrice-Told Tale in Acts (25 min)

Discussion (15 min)

John, Jesus, and History

Joint Session With: John, Jesus, and History, Bible in Ancient and Modern Media

  9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Room 3003 - Convention Center

Theme: The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture

This session is a panel review of The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture, ed. Anthony Le Donne and Tom Thatcher (T&T Clark, 2011). The main themes of the book will be summarized by the editors, and the panel and open discussions will focus on general themes raised by the book (interpreting FG within its ancient media context), not on its specific contents. Panelists will assume that those who attend the session have NOT read the book beforehand.
Anthony Le Donne, Lincoln Christian University, Presiding

Overview: The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture

Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University, Introduction (20 min)

The Ancient Media Context

Jonathan Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Respondent (20 min)

Holly Hearon, Christian Theological Seminary, Respondent (20 min)

Break (5 min)

The Johannine Literature

Jaime Clark-Soles, Southern Methodist University, Respondent (20 min)

R. Culpepper, Mercer University, Respondent (20 min)

Break (5 min)