Search SBL

Meeting Program Units

2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

Requirements for Participation

Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The program unit encourages in particular applications from younger scholars and underrepresented groups. As always, the sole criterion for acceptance of papers will be their scholarly quality. For the 2021 annual meeting in San Antonio, the TCHB invites papers for one open session related to the theme of “Between Literal Rendering and Interpretative Translation: How the (Late) Ancient Versions Understood Their Vorlage/Base Texts.” Papers should explore the differences between literal and interpretative renderings in the context of both primary and secondary translations. Possible issues could include the general style of a primary or secondary translation, the literary style of a given translation, the question of translational characteristics restricted to specific biblical books, the hermeneutical characteristics of a given translation, and matters of translation technique. The program unit is also planning two invited sessions on the topics of 1) “Memory, Orality, and Textuality in the Textual History of the Hebrew Bible” and 2) “Difficult Heritage: Stereotypes and Rhetoric in Modern Literature Textual Criticism.”

Program Unit Chairs

Armin Lange
Karin Finsterbusch

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

If you are a SBL member, you must login before you can propose a paper for this or any other session. Please login by entering your SBL member number on the left in the Login box.

For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

Questions About Membership?

  • Call 866-727-9955 Toll Free in the US
  • Call 404-727-9498 Outside the US
  • Fax us at 404-727-2419
  • Email us at

© 2022, Society of Biblical Literature. All Rights Reserved.