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Meeting Program Units

2022 International Meeting

Salzburg, Austria

Meeting Begins7/17/2022
Meeting Ends7/21/2022

Call for Papers Opens: 11/3/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 2/1/2022

Requirements for Participation

Septuagint Studies


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: All abstracts are expected to name the most important source texts, methodology, and a concrete research question. In addition, the abstract should explain how the proposed paper is connected with previous research and current developments in the field of Septuagint studies.

For the 2022 ISBL meeting in Salzburg, Austria, Septuagint Studies will host two thematic joint sessions with other program units:

The "Qumran and Dead Sea Scrolls" and "Septuagint Studies" program units will host a joint session on the contributions of the Qumran biblical scrolls to the understanding of the Septuagint both as a textual witness to the Hebrew Bible and a historical document in its own right. We welcome proposals that can offer a broad retrospective examination of this topic and those that take up specific texts or group of texts, with priority given to proposals that proceed from the latest research in the study of the Scrolls (e.g., material reconstruction, scribal practices) and the textual criticism of the Septuagint. All proposals are asked to clearly identify the texts under discussion and the methodological approach that will be used. This session will include an invited respondent to the papers.

The "Textual Criticism: Manuscripts & Methods" and "Septuagint Studies" program units will host a joint session on “Textual criticism: revisions and recensions”. Papers in the thematic session should touch upon the well-known recensions of the Septuagint (Kaige, Hexaplaric, Lucianic/Antiochian) or other revisional activity concerning the Greek Bible. Papers seeking to combine the study of the Septuagint revisions to other approaches (e.g., textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint syntax and lexicography, theology of the Septuagint) are especially welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Tuukka Kauhanen

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