Difficult Texts in the Old Testament: A Workshop Approach

9:00 to 11:00 am
Salon G

In 2023 we will examine Psalm 82. The session will be divided into two parts with Part I addressing interpretive problems and ANE background, and Part II addressing intertextuality, along with theology and ethics. Each part will begin with two brief (5-min) presentations to get the conversation started, but the bulk of the time will consist of a more collaborative and audience-driven discussion. For more information, contact Charlie Trimm (cha[email protected]) and Brittany Kim ([email protected]).

Brittany Kim, North Park Theological Seminary, Presiding (5 min)

Part I

Elizabeth H. P. Backfish, Jessup University
Interpretive Problems in Psalm 82 (5 min)

Amy N. Allan, Wheaton College
Can Gods Die? An Ancient Near Eastern Perspective on Psalm 82 (5 min)

Discussion (45 min)

Break (5 min)

Part II

David Emanuel, Alliance University
Reading Psalm 82 in Its Biblical Context (5 min)

S. J. Parrott, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Theology and Ethics in Psalm 82 (5 min)

Discussion (45 min)