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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins: 7/30/2018
Meeting Ends: 8/3/2018

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: 10/18/2017
Call For Papers Closes: 2/14/2018
Requirements for Participation

Developing Exegetical Methods (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Evoking coherence in redactional processes of Fortschreibung and in re-writing Biblical texts Harmonization processes within the Biblical literature are evoked by various intentions, which altered in the course of literary history. Evoking coherence is one of the major attempts of redactors / scribes to re-edit texts to give relevance to the text under changing historical situations. Historical-critical investigations of Biblical texts focussed on literary criticism from the very beginning. Biblical texts contain discrepancies and literary tensions which lead generations of exegetes to reconstruct sources of the existing texts to explore the pre-history of a text. But in the eyes of the redactors of the texts the so-called ‘discrepancies’ and ‘literary tensions’ were irrelevant since they perceived the texts as coherent. In the 2018 session we will focus on the techniques by which editors and authors increased coherence of the transmitted text. This session fosters a methodological reflection of how to trace processes of evoking coherence in the Fortschreibung and re-writing of Biblical texts. Proposals focusing on the material basis of editorial processes are particularly encouraged to propose. This session will be jointly offered with the research unit 'Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible in Light of Empirical Evidence‘ chaired by Reinhard Müller and Juha Pakkala.

Program Unit Chairs

Raik Heckl
Thomas Wagner

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