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2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

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

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.

Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
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Ethiopic Bible and Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This session is accepting proposals subject to the agreement of the Program Committee to renew the unit. 1. Ethiopic Bible and Literature - Open Session: Ideology, Sociology and Literary Formation in the Ethiopic Tradition This session invites proposals that contribute to a deeper understanding of the unique Ethiopic Christian tradition. Papers are invited exploring the external influences from Christian traditions, including Greek, Syriac, Arabic, and other religious traditions, including Jews and Muslims in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsular. Papers are invited exploring how Ethiopian theologians and community leaders developed their own sense of identity, expressing these through their development of the biblical text, or which explore theological, historical, or sociological perspectives on the various works of literature, translated into or composed in Ethiopic, particularly papers exploring the ancient roots of Ethiopic thought. This tradition also developed its own technology and sociology of manuscript production, and papers are invited investigating this aspect, as well as the issues of digitization, cataloguing and access to the relevant manuscripts. 2. Ethiopic Bible and Literature - Issues of Method for the Textual History of the Ethiopic Old Testament Project (THEOT) THEOT is a three-year project to reconstruct the textual history of the Ethiopic Old Testament. It will involve a fresh collation of 20 to 30 manuscripts for sample passages from each book of the Ethiopic Old Testament. Presenters will deal with issues of method for discerning families of manuscripts within the Ethiopic tradition and affiliations of the Ethiopic with other traditions. Some of the presentations for this session will be invited. Persons engaged in such work on Ethiopic or other manuscript traditions are invited to propose. This session will also address the issues of digitization, cataloguing and access to the relevant manuscripts.

Program Unit Chairs

Ralph Lee
Steve Delamarter

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