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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation

Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The program unit will host four sessions in the 2023 annual meeting, most of which share a focus on textual criticism of prophetic books: (1) A joint, open-call session with the Book of the Twelve Prophets program unit. We welcome proposals dealing with any aspect of the textual history of the individual books and the whole of the Twelve. Preference will, however, be given to proposals that explore the importance of text critical variants and the character of different textual witnesses (esp. MT, LXX, and Dead Sea scrolls) as a means of understanding the history of the formation and transmission of these collections and individual compositions; (2) A joint, invited-papers session with the Book of Daniel program unit. The presentations will deal with current issues in the textual transmission history and traditions of Daniel; (3) An open session where we welcome any proposals dealing with the origin and nature of the biblical text. Yet, preference will be given to papers that explore textual issues in the transmission of prophetic texts; (4) A joint, invited-papers session with the Aramaic Studies program unit. The session will explore the use of the Hebrew Bible and the nature of textual variants in rewritten scriptures and the Targumim.

Program Unit Chairs

Mika Pajunen
Daniel Olariu

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