Archive for October 12th, 2009
I’ve finally found a chance to go through the programme for SBL and I’m encouraged to see that there are a number of papers on the Song:
Saturday, 9.00-11.30 am: F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp, The Ekphrastic Image in Song 5:9-16
Saturday, 1.00-3.30 pm: Me, Poetic Structure of Song 7:12-14
Saturday, 4.00-7.00 pm: Al Wolters, Ann Francis (1738-1800) on the Song of Songs
Sunday, 9.00-11.30 am: Janet A. Timble, The interpretation of the Song of Songs in the Pachomian Koinonia: “Reading” Community
Monday, 1.00-3.30pm: Sarah Zhang, The fine line between One and the Other in Song 5:2-9
Okay, so we won’t be calling for our own section any time soon, but at least I’m not the only one. And, pleasingly, they are all on at different times, so I think I will try and get to all of them. I’m afraid I have just had to Google ‘Pachomian Koinonia’ to find out what that’s about, and I’ve never heard of Ann Francis either (looking forward to that paper a lot, though).
If I’ve missed any, do let me know.
There are still spaces available for the study day on the Song of Songs, hosted by Emmanuel Evangelical Church on October 24th. More info is here. The day will be useful for anyone interested in learning more about this part of God’s word, whether pastor, student, or ordinary Christian. Everyone is welcome.