Textual Growth - Call for papers
- Dear All (with apologies for cross-posting)
The Textual Growth Group of SBL is issuing a call for papers for the 2011
Meeting in San Francisco.
This Group asks how the biblical text was composed, augmented, rewritten and
rearranged to form the various versions that we have - the MT, LXX, DSS,
etc. The group focuses on texts in which two or more different versions of
the same story or passage exists and asks what these different witnesses can
tell us about the composition process itself. The group seeks to bring
together scholars from different fields of specialization, such as the
Septuagint, Qumran, textual criticism, literary criticism, historical
criticism, and conventional exegesis.
Call For Papers
Variant textual witnesses imply that scribes had considerable liberty in
making changes to texts of the Hebrew Scriptures. The group invites paper
proposals dealing with the processes of textual growth, and especially those
which focus on what textual differences can tell us about the composition
process of apparently authoritative works.
There will also be two closed sessions, one dealing with the Growth of the
Gilgamesh Epic, and the second with Textual Growth in various books of the
Please forward this call for papers to interested parties.
All best wishes for a great 2011,
Liz Fried and Juha Pakkala
Lisbeth S. Fried, Ph.D. Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Frankel
Center for Judaic Studies
University of Michigan 202 S. Thayer -- Room 4111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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