Society for OT Study in Japan – Fall Meeting

December 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

On November 3, I attended the 2014 Fall Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study in Japan (Nihon Kyūyaku Gakkai). The one-day conference was held at Hokusei Gakuen University, in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

The Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Red Brick Office)

Three women presented during the morning session (English titles are my translations):

  1. Yoshiko Ueoka (Doshisha University, Doctoral Candidate), “Factors that Contributed to the Formation of the Sabbath Concept”
  2. Yuko Takahashi (Meiji Gakuin University), “Transformation in the View of Royal Power in Ancient Israel: With a Focus on Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic Historian”
  3. Kumiko Kato (Rikkyo University, Adjunct Instructor), “Parallelism in Two-Line Sayings in Proverbs Part 2 (10:1–22:16): Relationships Between Two Lines and their Effects”

Following a short business meeting in the afternoon, we enjoyed a special lecture and the society president’s keynote lecture:

  • Special Lecture: Yutaka Ikeda (University of Tsukuba, Professor Emeritus), “A Northern Perspective: Old Testament Studies as Self-Understanding”
  • Presidential Lecture: Tetsuo Yamaga (Hokusei Gakuen University, Professor), “The Prophet Elijah and the Demise of King Ahab: Historical, Tradition-Historical, and Redaction-Historical Considerations”


2014年11月3日 @ 北星学園大学


  1. 上岡好子(同志社大学大学院博士後期課程)「シャバット概念の成立要因」
  2. 高橋優子(明治学院大学)「古代イスラエルにおける王権観の変容 —申命記と申命記史家を中心として—」
  3. 加藤久美子(立教大学兼任講師)「箴言第II部(10:1–22:16)の二行詩格言の並行法 —二詩行の関係とその効果—」


池田裕(筑波大学名誉教授)「北の視点 —自己理解としての旧約聖書の学び—」


山我哲雄(北星学園大学教授)「預言者エリヤとアハブ王の最期 —歴史的、伝承史的、編集史的考察」

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