Psalms and Salamanca
I returned late Saturday from a very enjoyable trip to Spain that concluded with the day conference on the early Christian use/interpretation of certain “messianic” Psalms, in which I gave a paper that I summarized briefly in an earlier posting here.
The conference was held in the Pontifical University of Salamanca, and Professor Santiago Guijarro Oporto was the superb organizer and host. The particular focus was on Psalm 2 and Psalm 110, and there were fine papers given on each of these texts, focusing on questions about their origins and transmission (e.g., Greek rendering in the Septuagint) prior to early Christian appropriation of them.
Salamanca is a lovely small city to visit, the old city very well preserved and lots of historic sites and museums. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. In 2018, they celebrate the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca, the oldest in Spain.