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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 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2013 meeting the Q Section will organize three sessions: (1) Narratological Readings of Q. H.T. Fleddermann (2005) and M. Labahn (2010) have introduced narratological approaches into Q studies; this new trend will be explored in this session. (2) Traces of Q in Early Christianity. In his new book “Two Shipwrecked Gospels: The ‘Logoi of Jesus’ and Papias’s ‘Exposition of Logia about the Lord’” (2012) D.R. MacDonald presents a new model for Q’s role in Early Christianity. Taking this model as its starting point, the session will discuss the early reception of Q beyond Matthew and Luke. (3) Open Session. In this session papers on introductory questions (e.g., reconstruction, date, audience, social and ethnic setting, etc.) are especially welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

 Christoph Heil
 Daniel A. Smith

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