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2012 International Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meeting Begins7/22/2012
Meeting Ends7/26/2012

Call for Papers Opens: 10/15/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 1/31/2012

Requirements for Participation

Graeco-Roman Society (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Papers that present interdisciplinary approaches to the topics under discussion and offer new insights and interpretations of New Testament texts placing them within their socio-historical context are welcome.

Two sessions are scheduled for the meeting of 2012 in Amsterdam:

  • an open session where papers on any topic within the range of the interests of the research group as described above are welcome
  • a session focused on “Inscriptions and the New Testament”. Inscriptions have always provided useful evidence not only for understanding the New Testament vocabulary but also for illuminating events and situations described or implied in the New Testament texts. The ever growing epigraphic data provides the biblical scholarly research with a valuable pool of information that can be used through interdisciplinary readings in reconstructing the socio-historical context of the NT texts and the early Christian communities.

Therefore, papers that deal a) with methodological issues regarding the constructive use of the epigraphic data in the NT exegesis, b) with the evaluation of the work done in this field by previous scholars (e.g. A. Deissmann, R. Horsley etc), c) with particular cases of utilization of the epigraphic data in the lexicographical research of the NT, and d) with the use of the inscriptions in illuminating the social, political or religious background of the NT, are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Ekaterini Tsalampouni

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