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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

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 2019, two sessions with invited speakers and an open session. The first session with invited papers will focus on the question “What is Tradition?” The papers will address how tradition is viewed in relation to texts, works, and similar concepts used in current scholarly discussions, and related questions, such as, what are the dimensions of tradition, and in what ways is tradition mediated in, through, and around texts, manuscripts, through scribes and their hands, people and their bodies? The second invited session is a joint book review session with the Prayer in Antiquity section on Judith Newman’s new book: Before the Bible: The Liturgical Body and the Formation of Scriptures in Early Judaism (OUP, 2018). The third session is an open one, and we hope the proposed papers would deal either with specific empirical evidence of transmission mechanics, like case studies on the use of editorial techniques, or more conceptual matters related to the wider processes of transmitting traditions in the Second Temple period.

Program Unit Chairs

Mika Pajunen

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