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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

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Transmission of Traditions in the Second Temple Period

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The section will host three sessions in 2018. A joint session with the Deuteronomistic History section will feature invited papers on the “Transmission of Joshua Traditions in the Late Second Temple Period.” The papers will address different versions of the Book of Joshua and their interconnections, including manuscript evidence from Qumran and currently apocryphal traditions concerning Joshua. Another joint session will be held with the Prayer in Antiquity section where we welcome proposals looking at the later reception of Second Temple prayers into early Christian and early Jewish contexts. This call investigates matters of continuity and discontinuity in prayers and their transmission from 500 BCE to 500 CE. Proposals that attend to the physicality of prayer texts (this may include matters of formatting, the kind of apparatus used for transmission, or other matters that attend to the materiality of prayer and its transmission) are especially encouraged but not required. For the third open session we invite proposals dealing with specific empirical evidence of transmission mechanics, like case studies on the use of editorial techniques, or more conceptual papers discussing the wider processes of transmitting traditions in the Second Temple period.

Program Unit Chairs

Mika Pajunen

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