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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/22/2014
Meeting Ends11/25/2014

Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2014

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Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible section concerns itself with the origin and nature of all forms of the biblical text. The discipline involves the comparison of data from the various witnesses to the biblical text (Masoretic text, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, etc.), the evaluation of that data, and theoretical issues about the discipline of textual criticism. Three sessions are scheduled for SBL 2014: San Diego: (1) A closed session of invited papers on "The Reception of the Biblical Text in the Damascus Document” will take up the text-critical study of quotations and allusions to biblical books, shedding light on the textual history of the Hebrew Bible. (2) An open session on biblical quotations and allusions. (3) An open session on any text-critical topic. Paper proposals are invited for (2) and (3). On the heels of a great session on the state of several questions in the study of the Samaritan Pentateuch in Baltimore (SBL, 2013), papers on this topic are encouraged. We look forward to continued conversations about textual criticism in San Diego. Join us.

Program Unit Chairs

Ingrid E. Lilly

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