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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
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2013 International Meeting

St. Andrews, Scotland

Meeting Begins: 7/7/2013
Meeting Ends: 7/11/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 10/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2013
Requirements for Participation

Bible and Syriac Studies in Context

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For 2013, we invite contributions for a panel discussion about the status of Syriac studies, particularly in relation to Biblical studies. Syriac studies has been a vastly expanding field and this panel will offer the opportunity to take stock and see where we are and where we, as a field, are hoping to go. It will also allow us to assess critically and constructively what opportunities there are for cooperation with adjacent fields, and where Syriac studies can spearhead new research initiatives. We also invite papers from those who wish to address the topics: a) Syriac manuscripts and Biblical/Scriptural interpretation; b) history through the lens of Syriac sources; c) intertextuality in Syriac and Arabic (sacred) texts; and d) comparative perspectives on the recitation of (sacred) texts. Papers on topics in the areas of hagiography, monasticism, women, and art/architecture are likewise very welcome. In addition, we plan to have at least one open-topic session for which we invite papers from anyone interested to contribute.

Program Unit Chairs

 Cornelia Horn

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