One of the advantages of the present crisis is that conferences that you probably would not be able to fly to are now easy to watch from home. And some of them are free, including one this weekend.
This one is hosted by “Windows into the Bible University” and it’s a virtual conference on “The New Testament in Archaeology and Ancient Judaism.” Registration is free but required.
Here is the schedule, with all times Eastern:
Saturday, June 27
10:00 am: Marc Turnage, “The Son of David: Solomon, Healing, Exorcism, and Jesus”
11:30 am: Archie Wright, “The Development of Satan in the Second Temple Period and the New Testament”
12:45 pm: Mark Nanos, “How to Read Paul and His Letters Within Judaism”
3:00 pm: Mordechai Aviam, “On Disciples and Pottery: Excavating el-Araj and the Identification of Bethsaida”
4:30 pm: Round Table Discussion, “Reading the New Testament In Light of Ancient Judaism,” with Marc Turnage, R. Steven Notley, Archie Wright and Jeffrey Garcia
Sunday, June 28
2:00 pm: R. Steven Notley, “Reading the Gospel Parables as Jewish Literature”
3:30 pm: Jeffrey Garcia, “Crossing the Streams: John, Jesus and the Rabbis on Charity and Deeds of Lovingkindness”
4:45 pm: Marc Turnage, “The Kingdom of Heaven: Politics and Redemption in Ancient Judaism”
For more details and to register, go here.