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The Other in Second Temple Judaism: A Conference in Honor of John J. Collins, April 4 and 5, 2008 Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst College, Amherst , MA Friday, April 4, 2008--7:30 p.m. Keynote Address Carol Newsom, Emory University "God's Other: The Intractable Problem of the Gentile King in Israelite and Early Jewish Literature" Saturday, April 5, 2008 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Panel 1A Sam L. Adams, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond "Poverty and 'Otherness' in Second Temple Instructions" Karina Martin Hogan, Fordham University "Elusive Wisdom and the Other Nations in Baruch" 11:00 am. - 12:15 p.m. Panel 1B Matthew Goff, Florida State University "Ben Sira and the Peoples of Israel: Ethnicity and Election in the Book of Ben Sira" Joel Kaminsky, Smith College "Israel and the 'Other' in Late Biblical and Early Rabbinic Thought" 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Panel 2 Antonios Finitsis, Pacific Lutheran University "The 'Other' in Early Postexilic Period: The Argument According to Haggai and Zechariah 1-6" Patricia Ahearne-Kroll, Ohio Weslyan University "The 'Other' in the Study of Second Temple Judaism: The Question of Jewish Authorship and the Case of Artapanus" Daniel Harlow, Calvin College "Idolatry and Otherness: Israel and the Nations in the Apocalypse of Abraham" 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concluding Reflections Susan Ackermann, Dartmouth College Adela Yarbro Collins, Yale University Susan Niditch, Amherst College Ms. Diane L. Dix, Academic Coordinator, Religion Department, 108 Chapin Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002. Ms. Dix can be reached by phone at: (413) 542-2181; Fax: (413) 542-2727;or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.cswebtech.com/samples/conference/conference.html