From 1 to 6 August, the Eighteenth Congress of the
International Organization for the Study of the Old
Testament will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands. In
conjunction with this congress, there will be additional
meetings for scholars specializing in Targum, Septuagint
and Hexapla, and Masoretic studies.
Those interested in the Peshitta will be pleased to hear
that one of the seminars within the IOSOT conference
itself will be dedicated to the New English Annotated
Translation of the Syriac Bible. The programme is as
Seminar The Bible of Edessa, IOSOT Conference, Monday,
2 August 2004
2.30 Bas ter Haar Romeny (Leiden),
"The New English Annotated Translation of the Syriac
Bible and its Textual Basis"
3.00 Wido van Peursen (Leiden),
"Linguistic Aspects of NEATSB: Clause Combining,
Translation, and Transmission"
3.30 David Taylor (Oxford),
"Biblical Commentaries in NEATSB: The Example of
Daniel of Salah on the Psalms"
4.00 Tea break
4.30 David Shepherd
(Briercrest College and Seminary, Caronport, SK)
and Heidi Szpek
(Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA),
"Rendering `Flesh and Bones': The Peshitta of Job
and its Translation"
5.00 Gillian Greenberg (UCL, London),
"Pride or Precision? Translating the Peshitta of Jeremiah"
5.30 General discussion on the papers of the seminar
and on the NEATSB presentation in Aramaic Studies 2 (2004),
Full information on the IOSOT Congress, as well as the
IOTS, IOSCS, and IOMS Congresses, can be found on the
Conference website: http://www.leidenuniv.nl/gg/iosot2004/
Please note that proposals for papers for IOSOT should be
in before the end of March, and that the special fee for
those registering early (80 euros) is valid until the end
of April only. After 30 April the IOSOT registration fee
will be 115 euros. Student prices are 50 and 85 euros
In HIS Love
Thomas Daniel (Reji)
St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Cheppaud, Alleppy (Dist), Kerala, India