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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

Requirements for Participation

The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition (IQSA)

Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2014 IQSA meeting in San Diego, we plan to organize two panels, one of which will be co-sponsored by the SBL Syriac Literature and Interpretations of Sacred Texts section. For these panels, we welcome proposals that engage the Qur’an’s dialogue with any aspect of the Biblical tradition. Emphases include, but are not limited to, the role of Syriac homilies by authors such as Jacob of Serugh or Philoxenos of Mabbug, the role of the rabbinic narrative and legal traditions as they are embodied in the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmud and Midrash, and the role of the Ethiopic tradition. As a second focus of interest, we welcome proposals that address methodological questions pertinent to the study of the literary shape of the Qur’an both on its own terms and in relationship to other written and oral texts. We wish to examine, whether, where, and how interactions of “influx,” “influence,” “adaptation,” or “adoption” best characterize the interplay between the Qur’an and the Biblical traditions. Proposals should include a title and an abstract of approximately 400 words.

Program Unit Chairs

Holger Zellentin

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