Monday, May 23, 2011

SBL International Meeting in London, 2011

This year's SBL International Meeting in London 4-7 July (King's College, Waterloo campus) probably offers an all time high selection of papers in biblical textual criticism. (You can access the abstracts for the papers below by searching the online programme book here.)

4-22 Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)
7/04/2011
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 1.68 - Franklin Wilkins

Theme: Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible


Tommy Wasserman, Örebro School of Theology, Presiding
Michael Langlois, University of Strasbourg
Working with Biblical Manuscripts: Joshua 10 at Qumran (30 min)
Torleif Elgvin, Evangelical Lutheran University College
A Variant Literary Edition of 2 Samuel from Qumran (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Break (30 min)
David Willgren, Orebro School of Theology
Psalms in the Making: Tracing the Tradition of Psalms 14 and Psalms 53 (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)

5-24Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)
7/05/2011
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 1.68 - Franklin Wilkins

Theme: Old Testament Versions / OT Citations in the NT


JLH Krans, Vrije Universiteit, Presiding
Valérie Kabergs, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Wordplay Within the Context of 'explicit ne explanations' in Genesis 1-11, as a Content-related Criterion in the Characterization of Septuagint Translation Technique (30 min)
Steve Delamarter, George Fox University
Ethiopic Manuscripts for the Textual History of the Ethiopic Old Testament (THEOT) Project (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Break (30 min)
Johannes M. de Vries, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel
The Textual History of the Pentateuch and the New Testament: Results of the Wuppertal LXX.NT Research Project with Particular Consideration of Codex Ambrosianus (30 min)
Ronald van der Bergh, University of Pretoria
Tracing the explicit quotations of the Twelve Minor Prophets in Codex Bezae's Acts (30 min)
Discussion (15 min)


6-25 Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)
7/06/2011
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 1.68 - Franklin Wilkins

Theme: Working with Greek New Testament MSS


Tommy Wasserman, Örebro School of Theology, Presiding
Don Barker, Macquarie University
Redating NT Papyri (30 min)
A. W. Wilson, Queensland, Australia
Scribal Habits in Greek New Testament Manuscripts (30 min)
Edgar Battad Ebojo, University of Birmingham
Profaning the Sacred? Nomina Sacra and the Scribe of Papyrus 46 (30 min)
Break (30 min)
Dan Batovici, University of St. Andrews
Textual Revisions of Hermas in Codex Sinaiticus (30 min)
W. Andrew Smith, University of Edinburgh
Unit Delimitation in the Gospels of Codex Alexandrinus (30 min)

7-23 Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)
7/07/2011
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 1.68 - Franklin Wilkins

Theme: Working with Textual Variants


Ronald van der Bergh, University of Pretoria, Presiding
Peter Williams, Tyndale House (Cambridge)
The Case for 'Filled with Compassion' in Mark 1:41 (25 min)
Jeff Cate, California Baptist University
Having a Gut Feeling for Anger: Mark 1:41 and Visceral Emotions (25 min)
Tommy Wasserman, Örebro School of Theology
P45 and Codex W in Mark Revisited (25 min)
Break (30 min)
Bill Warren, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Matt Solomon, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Finding the Remembered Jesus in Variant Readings: Textual Criticism Insights for Historical Jesus Research (25 min)
Silvia Castelli, VU University, Amsterdam
“Never to be accepted blindly, neither to be rejected blindly”: Wettstein on New Testament Conjectural Emendation (25 min)
Jan Krans, VU University Amsterdam
Beza’s Influence on the KJV New Testament (25 min)


Two other papers (at least) are of interest for textual criticism:


Keith E. Small, London School of Theology
Textual Variants in the Quranic Manuscript Tradition: An Analysis of the Dynamics of Textual Transmission (20 min)

(in 5-45 Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective on
7/05/2011, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Room: 1.60 - Franklin Wilkins)

and

Jenny Read-Heimerdinger, Prifysgol Cymru - Trinity St Davids (Lampeter)
Variety is the Spice of Scripture: The Reciprocal Effects of Textual Criticism and Discourse Analysis (30 min)

(in 4-10 In Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn: Discourse Studies and the Greek New Testament on 7/04/2011, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Room: 1.71 - Franklin Wilkins)

3 Comments:

Tommy Wasserman said...

I am missing Peter Head though.

Peter M. Head said...

I hope to make it down for some of the sessions.

Tommy Wasserman said...

Good to hear!