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  • Rick Hubbard
    I thought that the following may be of interest to members of the list: RH Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 09:18:53 -0500 From: Jeffrey B. Gibson
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 25, 2002
      I thought that the following may be of interest to members of the list:


      Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 09:18:53 -0500
      From: "Jeffrey B. Gibson" <jgibson000@...>
      Subject: Parabiblical Literature PSCO Special Session

      From Robert Kraft

      [Please cross-post as appropriate (to lists and to individuals),
      and accept our apologies for any duplication]

      Special Toronto Meeting of the PSCO, Friday, 22 November, 8-10 pm.

      This is an OPEN INVITATION to a Special Session of the Philadelphia
      Seminar on Christian Origins (PSCO) on "PARABIBLICAL LITERATURE" to be
      held on Friday night, 22 November 2002, from 8-10 pm, prior to the
      Annual Meetings in Toronto, in the Quebec Room of the Royal York Hotel.

      The PSCO is in its 40th year (for history, background, and current
      schedule see http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/psco) and since its topic for the
      current year is of wide interest for students and scholars of both
      and Christian scriptures and related literature, its co-chairs have
      decided to take advantage of the presence of a large and international
      group of specialists at the Toronto meetings and hold a special session

      Some background on the topic as well as details of the introductory
      meeting on 10 October may be found at
      http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rs/rak/courses/735/Parabiblical/intro.htm --
      the site for co-chair Robert Kraft's advanced graduate work-seminar at
      University of Pennsylvania, which is exploring the same topic.

      In Toronto, we plan to convene a group of specialists representing
      different interests in the subject, who will each speak briefly on the
      topic, after which there will be broad-based discussion both among the
      panelists and extending to the wider group of attendees. The PSCO
      co-chairs, Annette Reed and Robert Kraft, will serve as prompters and

      Thus far, the following individuals have agreed to serve as panelists
      (we've provided very simplified indications of their respective primary

      *Gary Anderson (Harvard University)--Adam traditions, Jewish & Christian
      biblical interpretation
      *James R. Davila (St.Andrews University, Scotland)--Pseudepigrapha, etc.
      *Devorah Dimant (Haifa University, Israel)--Dead Sea Scrolls
      *Ingrid Hjelm (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)--Samaritan Traditions
      *John Reeves (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)--Mani, Islam,

      We expect to add one or two more names to the panel in the coming days
      will send updates accordingly. In addition, other areas of expertise
      be represented among the other attendees, whether formal panelists or

      If you are not already on the PSCO electronic mailing list and would
      to be added (even if only to receive any further details on this topic
      and/or session), please send your email address and name, imitating the
      following format (to simplify the listowner's task!), to

      kraft@... Robert A. Kraft

      Those living in the Middle Atlantic States area should note that PSCO is
      open to all interested parties. It normally meets five times per year,
      usually at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and sometimes
      at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Further details can be
      found on our web page:


      Please feel free to distribute this notice to anyone who might be
      in attending the Toronto PSCO session, or in the project more broadly.

      We hope to see you in Toronto!

      Annette Yoshiko Reed (Princeton University), co-chair
      Robert A. Kraft (University of Pennsylvania), co-chair
      Todd C. Krulak (University of Pennsylvania), special recording secretary
      Tennyson J. Wellman (University of Pennsylvania), recording secretary
      Jay C. Treat (University of Pennsylvania), technical coordinator

      Robert A. Kraft, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
      227 Logan Hall (Philadelphia PA 19104-6304); tel. 215 898-5827
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