Last Saturday we met here in Cairo to watch a session of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Baltimore on genocide in the Bible. When the session in Baltimore ended, our group here in Egypt took time to talk more about the theme, which led to a stimulating discussion. Moreover, the first seeds may have been sown for an Egyptian Society of Biblical Studies of some kind or another.
Thanks to Christopher Hooker and the International Cooperation Initiative of the Society of Biblical Literature for making this live connection between America and Egypt possible!
John J. Collins of Yale Divinity School reacts to the four papers that were presented in the session.
Part of our audience here in Egypt (in the lecture room of the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo).