SBL/AAR 2015 Annual Meeting Sessions with ICS Directors and Board


International Catacomb Society Directors and Board Members presiding and presenting at the 2015 SBL/AAR Conference in Atlanta, GA (November 21-24):
Complete SBL/AAR program:

Art and Religions of Antiquity
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Harris (Atlanta Conference Level) - Hyatt
Theme: Book Review Panel Honoring Lee I. Levine's, Visual Judaism in Late Antiquity: Historical Contexts of Jewish Art
Lee Jefferson, Centre College, Presiding (5 min)
Steven Fraade, Yale University, Panelist (20 min)
Robin Jensen, Vanderbilt University, Panelist (20 min)
Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Panelist (20 min)
Tom McCollough, Centre College, Panelist (20 min)
Zeev Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Panelist (20 min)
Lee Levine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Business Meeting (25 min)

Joint Session With: Art and Religions of Antiquity, Violence and Representations of Violence among Jews and Christians
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 209 (Level 2) - Hilton
Theme: The Arts of Violence
Christine Luckritz Marquis, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Presiding
Sarah Madole, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
A New View of the Rape of Persephone on Roman Sarcophagi (25 min)
Christina Harker, Yale University
Tattooing as a Violent Art in the Ancient Mediterranean (25 min)
Felicity Harley-McGowan, Yale University
The Iconography of Beheading in Roman Imperial Art: Some Ramifications for Christianity in Its Representation of Suffering (25 min)
John J. Herrmann, Jr., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Annewies van den Hoek, Harvard University
Mythical Parody and Gruesome Death: Representations of Executions in Late Antiquity (25 min)
Discussion (25 min)
Business Meeting (25 min)

Christian Apocrypha
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 305 (Level 3) - Hilton
Theme: The Monastic Production and Use of Christian Apocrypha
Brent Landau, University of Texas at Austin, Presiding (5 min)
Christoph Markschies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
What Do We Know About the "Sitz im Leben" of Ancient Christian Apocalypses? (25 min)
Hugo Lundhaug, Universitetet i Oslo
The Nag Hammadi Texts as Monastic Literature (25 min)
Geoffrey Smith, University of Texas at Austin
A Body Pure and Innocent: Anthropology and Anti-Origenism in the Sentences of Sextus (NHC XII,1) (25 min)
Brad F. King, University of Texas at Austin
The Garden a Prison: Sex, Gender, and Power in Eden (25 min)
Discussion (20 min)
Business Meeting (25 min)

Early Exegesis of Genesis 1
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 313 (Level 3) - Hilton
Theme: Genesis 1 in Philo and Apocryphal Writings
Christoph Markschies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Humboldt University of Berlin, Presiding
Michaela Bauks, Universität Koblenz - Landau
The Rising of a Disembodiment of Creation by the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo. Alternative Readings of Gen 1,1-3(, 21) in Ancient Jewish Texts of the Second Temple Period (30 min)
Beatrice Wyss, Universität Bern - Université de Berne
Philo of Alexandria and the fifth day of creation (De opificio mundi 62-68) (30 min)
Ekaterina Matusova, Moscow, Russia
Gen 1 in Philo of Alexandria and Related Literature (30 min)

Early Exegesis of Genesis 1
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Embassy E (International Tower Level LL2) - Hyatt
Theme: Genesis 1 in Christian Theology of the Second Century
Volker Drecoll, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Presiding
James VanderKam, University of Notre Dame
Genesis 1 in the Book of Jubilees (30 min)
Christoph Markschies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Humboldt University of Berlin
Genesis 1 and the Beginnings of Gnosticism (30 min)
Anders-Christian Jacobsen, Aarhus Universitet
The Interpretation of Genesis 1 in Theophilus and other Early Apologetic Texts (30 min)

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