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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

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

Requirements for Participation

Textual Criticism of the Historical Books

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We will be happy to receive proposals featuring textual criticism of Samuel, Kings, or related Historical Books. In addition to text-critical papers in the strict sense, we will consider papers with a focus in: literary, redaction, or narrative criticism; linguistics, such as lexicography and syntax; or ancient versions beyond the Septuagint (Latin, Coptic, Syriac) etc. Papers in those areas should either take advantage of text-critical findings or demonstrate their usefulness to textual criticism.

In addition to general papers, there will be a special session encouraging joint papers by members of different editorial teams (esp. Hebrew Bible—A Critical Edition, Biblia Hebraica Quinta, Hebrew University Bible, Scripta Qumranica Electronica, Göttingen Septuagint, Coptic Old Testament, Vetus Latina, Hexapla Project) presenting fruits of their co-operation. Alternatively, individuals associated with two or more projects can present how their work contributes to or benefits from the different projects.

Program Unit Chairs

Jonathan Robker
Tuukka Kauhanen

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