Even in a time of Corona lockdown, research must go on. Also research on African interpretive strategies to the Bible, as is our focus in CollECT: Colloquium on Epistemology, Context, and Text in African Biblical Interpretation. Two examples of digital solutions:

  • Thursday 16 April PhD student at VID Stavanger, Medhat Nady (Egypt), presented a paper on methodology related to his thesis on the portrayal of Egypt in Isaiah 19. In the photo at the top, from the left: PhD student Kjersti Wee (Norway), professor Marta Høyland Lavik (Norway), PhD student Medhat Nady (Egypt), MTh Student Thomas Leonard Ndama (Tanzania), MTh student Tahiandrazana Nosiarlala Andriamanantena (Madagascar), professor Knut Holter (Norway).
  • Monday 20 April, at 1315 (GMT +2), Dr Beth Elness-Hanson (Johannelund School of Theology, Uppsala, and VID Stavanger) together with Johanna Rønnlund (Sweden, MTh student at VID Stavanger) will make an online paper presentation, which you may join in via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ffc-csfd-xtf) on “Women’s Ways of Blessing: An Intercultural Analysis of Poetic Blessings in the Hebrew Bible”.