AJCO Inaugural Conference Schedule

Nyack College
Graduate Program in
Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

Inaugural Conference


August 29th 2013

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
New York, New York 10004

Conference Program

Register at: http://ajcoconference2013.eventbrite.com
Contact: Constance Diggs (AJCO’s Program Coordinator), constance.diggs@nyack.edu

Morning Session I

9:00-9:30 Jeffrey Garcia (Nyack College), Matt 19:20: “What Do I Still Lack?” Jesus’ Halakha on Giving to the


9:30-10:00 Steven Fine (Yeshiva University), Luke 22:53: “When I was daily with you in the Temple…:” What did

the Jerusalem Temple Look Like in the Time of Jesus?

10:00-10:30 Serge Ruzer (Hebrew University), In Search of the Jewish Literary Backdrop of Mark 1:1-11: Between

The Rule of the Community and Midrashic Traditions from Later Rabbinic Sources


Morning Session II

10:45-11:15 Claudia Setzer (Manhattan College), Mark 7:28: “Even the Dogs under the Table Eat the Children’s

Crumbs:” Women, Food, and Learning.

11:15-11:45 Steven Notley (Nyack College), Luke 5:33-35: “When the Bridegroom is Taken Away”

11:45-12:15 Lawrence Schiffman (Yeshiva University), The Bleeding Woman in Mark, Matthew and Luke:

Perspectives from Qumran and Rabbinic Literature


Lunch 12:15-1:15


Afternoon Session I

1:15-1:45 Eric Meyers (Duke University), Sepphoris, Nazareth, and First Century Galilee

1:45-2:15 David Emanuel (Nyack College), Matthew 21:6: “From the Mouths of Infants and Babes:” Early

Interpretations and Reflections of a Hebrew Verse.

2:15-2:45 Daniel Machiela (McMaster University),

Luke 13:10-13: “Woman, You Have Been Set Free from Your Ailment”:

Illness, Demon Possession, and Laying on Hands in Light of Some Second Temple Period Jewish Literature


Afternoon Session II

3:00-3:30 Burt Visotsky (Jewish Theological Seminary),  ἀνοίγω in Luke 24 and Rabbinic Use of  פתח

3:30-4:00 Brad Young (Oral Roberts University), The Forgiveness of Sins and the Power to Overcome Them: A

Lexical and Exegetical Study of John 20:23

4:00-4:30 Alexandria Frisch (Ursinus College), Matthew 24:28 and the Death of the Roman Empire

ATTACHED YOU WILL FIND A SCHEDULE WITH AND W/O ABSTRACTS [pdf 1 w abstracts; pdf 2 w/o abstracts]


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