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Meeting Program Units

2020 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/21/2020
Meeting Ends11/24/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation

Pseudepigrapha


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Pseudepigrapha Section focuses on three distinct areas for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the SBL. On the occasion of the recent critical edition and German translation of short chronographic Paleia (S. Fahl, D. Fahl, Die Kurze Chronographische Paleja [Gütersloh, 2019]), we especially solicit proposals which examine the impact of these Slavonic literary traditions on the study of Pseudepigrapha; we co-sponsor this session with the Biblical Exegesis from Eastern Orthodox Perspectives section. For a second thematic session, we welcome proposals that concern the Christian ownership and transmission of Jewish texts. Finally, in light of the forthcoming publication of P. Ahearne-Kroll, A Jewish Narrative in Egypt: A Case for the Composition of “Joseph and Aseneth” (SBL, 2020), the Pseudepigrapha Section will feature a forum with invited panelists on the limitations of reconstructed texts, fabula, and Judaism in Hellenistic Egypt.

Program Unit Chairs

Jacques van Ruiten
Kelley N. Coblentz Bautch

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