The SBL International Meeting begins full swing today.
I decided to attend the Paul and Pauline Literature session with the theme on 1 Corinthians and Colossians in the morning. A total of 5 papers were presented.
Oh-Young Kwon, Whitley College
A Contribution of Cicero's Legacy to the Reconstruction of the Rhetorical Situation of 1 Corinthians 1-4
Christopher Forbes, Macquarie University-Sydney
Comparing Spiritual Things with Spiritual: 1 Corinthians 2:13 and Ancient Theories of Perception and Knowledge.
Peter Marshall, Marshall Enterprise Learning P/L
Laurence L. Welborn, Fordham University
Euangelistes Parasitos: Paul's Caricature of his Chief Rival as a Pompous Parasite in 2 Corinthians 11:20
Rosemary Canavan, Flinders University
Clothing at Colossae: Beyond Greek and Jew, Circumcised and Uncircumcised, Barbarian, Scythian, Slave and Free
Out of these papers, I particularly enjoyed L. L. Welborn's presentation. Click on the above link for an abstract of his paper.
In the afternoon, I attended the BibleWorks demo session. Although I have been a BibleWorks user for some years now, I still picked up some new tips on how to use this powerful software even more effectively.
It was a fruitful day for me. I look forward to tomorrow's sessions.