NAPH at SBL

The Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew program unit solicits papers for four sessions at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, 17-20 November 2018 in Denver. The National Association of Professors of Hebrew is an Affiliate of the SBL. For additional information on the NAPH sessions, please contact the program unit chair, Zev Garber.

  • P17-234
    National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    11/17/2018
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Room: 203 (Street Level) - Convention Center (CC)

    Theme: Teaching Hebrew to Students Whose L1 Is Not English

    Robert Stallman, Northwest University (Washington), Presiding (5 min)
    Beth Elness-Hanson, Johannelunds Teologiska Högskola and Victoria Vasquez, Johannelunds Teologiska Högskola
    Teaching Hebrew with Nonnative English Speakers: Developing Pedagogy in a Swedish Context (30 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Ada Taggar-Cohen, Doshisha University
    Teaching Hebrew to Students in Japan using English Textbook? (30 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Seon Young Park, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Dennis R. Magary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    Meaning One Thing, Saying Another: The Challenge and Advantage of Teaching Biblical Hebrew in English to Students Whose Primary Language is Not (30 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Discussion (30 min)


    P18-100a
    National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    11/18/2018
    7:00 AM to 8:45 AM
    Room: Aspen Room (Third Level) - Embassy Suites Downtown (ES)

    Theme: Annual Breakfast and Business Meeting


    S18-136
    Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew; National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    Joint Session With: Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    11/18/2018
    9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Room: Mile High Ballroom 2A (Lower Level) - Convention Center (CC)

    Theme: Historical Linguistics of Biblical Hebrew
    All papers will be read and discussed. Everyone is welcome.

    Cynthia Miller-Naude, University of the Free State, Presiding
    Nili Samet, Bar-Ilan University
    Linguistic Dating of the Book of Qohelet: A New Direction (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Johan M. V. Lundberg, University of Cambridge
    Accents, Prosody, and Syntax: A Comparison of Biblical Hebrew and Syriac Masoretic Traditions (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Srecko Koralija, University of Cambridge
    Object Marker(s) in Hebrew-Syriac Language Contact (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Samuel Boyd, University of Colorado
    Pattern (PAT) Loans and Hebrew in Isaiah 40–66 (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Harald Samuel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
    Shifts in the Usage of the Hebrew Verbal Stems (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)


    S18-247
    Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures; National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    Joint Session With: Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    11/18/2018
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Room: Agate (Third Level) - Hyatt Regency (HR)

    Theme: Hebrew Texts and Theological Interpretation

    Marvin Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology, Presiding
    Kris Sonek, University of Divinity
    The Abraham Narratives and Their Message of Hope in Genesis Rabbah and John Chrysostom’s Homilies on Genesis (30 min)
    Jason Tron, Claremont School of Theology
    Jacob’s Vision in Bethel (Gen. 28:10–22) (30 min)
    Serge Frolov, Southern Methodist University
    "And They Cried to Yhwh": Soteriological Mechanisms in the Book of Judges (30 min)
    Josef Sykora, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College
    David's Shadow in Saul's Rejection: A Hermeneutical Thought-Experiment in 1 Samuel 13-15 (30 min)
    Ying Zhang, East China Normal University
    A Preliminary Study on Maimonides’ Conception of Nature and Zhu Xi’s Doctrine of Li (Principle) and Qi (Material force) (30 min)


    P19-131
    National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    11/19/2018
    9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Room: 612 (Street Level) - Convention Center (CC)

    Theme: The Institution of the Lord's Supper, a Passover Seder?

    Donald Kim, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Presiding (10 min)
    Kenneth L. Hanson, University of Central Florida
    The Last Supper, Paul, and Qumran: The Tail that Wagged the Dog (25 min)
    Peter Zaas, Siena College
    Eucharist and Seder: What Should the Simple Scholar Say? (25 min)
    Zev Garber, Los Angeles Valley College
    The Traditional Passover Seder: Interpreting and the Four Questions and Five Cups; What Would Jesus Say? (25 min)
    Charles Carpenter, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, Respondent (20 min)
    Discussion (20 min)


    S19-324
    Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew; National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    Joint Session With: Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew, National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    11/19/2018
    4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    Room: Centennial Ballroom A (Third Level) - Hyatt Regency (HR)

    Theme: Linguistic Aspects of the Biblical Hebrew Verb
    All papers will be read and discussed. Everyone is welcome.

    Nili Samet, Bar-Ilan University, Presiding
    Edward Cook, Catholic University of America and Dan Carver, Lancaster Bible College
    Periphrastics and Pseudo-periphrastics in the WAYIHI + QOTEL Construction (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Vladimir Olivero, University of Oxford
    How Does the Author Know? ’Az yiqtol as Evidential Strategy in Classical Biblical Hebrew (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Jacques E. J. Boulet, University of Toronto
    Secondary Predicates in the Book of Genesis (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Richard W. Medina, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    The Position of the Direct Object in Qumran Hebrew Verbal Sentence (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)
    Benjamin Suchard, Leiden University
    Say What? Some New Hebrew Sound Laws and the Seemingly Irregular Forms of ʾāmar (25 min)
    Discussion (5 min)


    P20-125
    National Association of Professors of Hebrew
    11/20/2018
    9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Room: 403 (Street Level) - Convention Center (CC)

    Theme: Focused Topics in Biblical Research

    Ziony Zevit, American Jewish University, Presiding (5 min)
    Serge Frolov, Southern Methodist University
    Back to the Basics: Does Any Diachronic Approach Work? (25 min)
    William Yarchin, Azusa Pacific University
    The Divine Name as an Apophaticism in Bibles Hebrew and Otherwise (25 min)
    Kenneth A. Cherney, Jr., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
    Weyiqtols in the Book of Isaiah: What Were Those Masoretes Thinking? (25 min)
    Discussion (25 min)