The 3rd Annual IAC-sponsored session for the

Society of Biblical Literature


Biblical and Cognate Studies for the 21st Century


What Biblical Scholars Should Know About Comparative Approaches to Ancient Mediterranean Religions

(SBL Session: S19-100)

Monday, 19 November 2007, 4-6:30 pm

Location:  Room 31 C

Convention Center


IAC Project Directors and Session Coordinators

Michele Salzman, University of California-Riverside, Director of IAC Late Latin Letters Project


Marvin A. Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Graduate University

Director of IAC Prophecy and Politics in 7th-Century Judea AND FOTL Projects


Dennis R. MacDonald

Claremont School of Theology & Claremont Graduate University

IAC Director & Director of IAC Mimesis in Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature Project



An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Ancient Religion

and the Cambridge History of Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Michele Renee Salzman, University of California-Riverside
Editing a Volume on the Religions of Antiquity: Approaches, Problems and Pitfalls
William Adler, North Carolina State University

Israelite and Judean Religions in Comparative Perspective
Marvin A. Sweeney
, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Graduate University
Syro-Canaanite Religions: A Construct of Metaphors
David Wright, Brandeis University


Berbers, Romans, Vandals, and Greeks: Carthage as a Cultural Crossroad
Robin Jensen, Vanderbilt University


Sacred Topographies:

Monuments, Memory, and Religious Identity in Late Ancient Rome
Dennis Trout, University of Missouri


Commentator:  David Frankfurter, University of New Hampshire

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