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2015 International Meeting

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Meeting Begins7/20/2015
Meeting Ends7/24/2015

Call for Papers Opens: 10/29/2014
Call for Papers Closes: 2/25/2015

Requirements for Participation

Bible and Syriac Studies in Context

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the meeting in Buenos Aires, we invite papers on all aspects of the intersections between Syriac Studies, biblical literature and interpretation, historical, literary, philological, cultural, and social studies, and Oriental Christianity in its interactions with religions and traditions throughout the centuries. We are interested in papers that discuss the evidence of Syriac manuscripts for the textual criticism of the Bible and/or other early Christian writings for a joint session with the program unit "Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)." For a joint session with the Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective unit we welcome papers on the relationship between the Islamic and Syriac-speaking worlds. Topics might include, but are not limited to, Syriac and the language of the Qur'an, and the transmission of literary and religious narratives around the Near East in late antiquity and early Islamic centuries.

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