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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.
Meeting Program Units

2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
Requirements for Participation

Q


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2014 meeting the Q Section will organize four sessions, two of which are offered jointly with other program units: (1) Orality, Textuality, and the Synoptic Problem. This session, cosponsored by the Bible in Ancient and Modern Media section, Synoptic Gospels section, and Q section, will explore how ancient media can inform our understanding of the relationships between the Gospels and the Synoptic Problem. Presenters have been invited in advance. (2) Q’s Difference: Social Context and Rhetorical Function. This session explores the difference of Q, that is, its place within constructions of Christian origins and early Judaism, beginning with basic questions about the document’s social context and rhetorical function, and whether Q represents the views of a “Q Community”. Presenters will be invited in advance. (3) Q’s Difference: Contents, Silences, and Perspectives. This session, sponsored jointly by the Extent of Theological Diversity in Earliest Christianity Section and the Q Section, revisits the question of how “different” Q seems to be given its contents, silences, and perspectives, especially where issues evidently crucial to other groups (such as the death and resurrection of Jesus) are concerned. Does Q make a difference to constructions of Christian origins? Presenters will be invited in advance. (4) Open Session. In this session, papers on any topic related to Q are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

 Daniel A. Smith
 Alan Kirk

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SBL membership is required to participate in the meeting. In its efforts to foster biblical scholarship and to facilitate mutual cooperation among colleagues, SBL offers reduced membership rates to individuals from certain countries through the Society's International Cooperation Initiative (ICI). Individuals in these countries may pay the reduced fees of $15 for full membership and $10 for student membership. If you are a not a member of SBL but live or work in an ICI country and are interested in participating in the meeting, please consider becoming an ICI member.

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