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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Meeting Program Units

2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
Requirements for Participation

Greek Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Greek Bible Section offers a unique forum for current scholarship on the reception history of the ancient Greek translations of the Jewish scriptures. For the 2014 meeting in San Diego the section invites proposals for three sessions: 1) A special session, “The Greek Psalter in the New Testament Early Christianity,” which will explore the use of Greek versions of the Psalter by early Christians, with reference to topics such as transmission history, redaction, exegesis and social cultural issues. 2) An open session, “Greek Bible,” dealing with issues in the reception history of the Hebrew-Greek translations of antiquity, including (but not limited to) their use within Hellenistic, Tannaitic and medieval Judaism, the New Testament and early and patristic Christianity. 3) A joint session with the AAR Eastern Orthodoxy Study group, “Vernacular Translations of the "Septuagint" Psalms,” concerned with the analysis of vernacular translations of the Septuagint Psalter with reference to translation technique, linguistic and stylistic features, theological presuppositions, and the influence of patristic exegesis.

Program Unit Chairs

 Cameron Boyd-Taylor

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