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2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

Greek Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: A. Joint Session With the Ethiopic Bible and Literature Program Unit The THEOT (Textual History of the Ethiopic Old Testament) project has analysed large sets of 14th-20th century Ethiopic manuscripts for books, including Deuteronomy, Judges, Ruth, 1-4 Kings, Esther, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Hosea, Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Malachi, and the Biblical Canticles. A picture of textual families and distinctive readings has developed, and now the project seeks to examine the interaction between the Ethiopic tradition and its predominantly Greek Vorlage. We welcome proposals particularly those exploring connections the LXX and Ethiopic traditions. B. Patristics and Text Criticism Session We invite proposals that investigate the patristic use of the Greek Bible, with a focus on how early Christians dealt with text critical issues in their Scripture. C. Joint Session with IOSCS: An invited session on John Lee's new book, The Greek of the Pentateuch (Oxford, 2018). Panelists will consider the implications of his findings for developments in the field of the Septuagint and Hellenistic Judaism. D. Open Session We invite proposals that deal with the Greek versions (the Septuagint or other Greek versions) in biblical exegesis by Hellenistic Jewish authors, the New Testament writers, Greek historians or philosophers, and medieval Jewish scholiasts.

Program Unit Chairs

Dirk Büchner

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