Friday, May 11, 2012

Birmingham Conference: "Biblical Texts and Reception History"

The 2nd University of Birmingham 
Biblical Studies Postgraduate Day Conference
6 June 2012 (Wednesday), 10.00am—3.30pm, European Research Institute (ERI), Ground Floor Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
The University of Birmingham, in conjunction with the Department of Theology and Religion, is pleased to announce the Second University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Day Conference, open to all Postgraduate Researchers of the University of Birmingham and other Universities.

A number of new perspectives about biblical manuscripts have come to light in the last 100 years, and this development has presented new challenges and opportunities that need to be reflected upon, especially by those in the academe. This conference aims to highlight previous researches and recent developments in the area of the studies of these biblical texts and to explore how these texts have been construed throughout the centuries, and how these affect, if they do, future studies and reception of the same. To set the parameters for discussion, we have invited two guest speakers to share their own professional journeys insofar as the biblical texts are concerned: Prof Larry Hurtado, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology, University of Edinburgh, and, Dr Simon Crisp, Coordinator for Translation Standards and Scholarly Editions, United Bible Societies (UBS). Select Papers on the topic from postgraduate researchers across the UK also highlights the broader implications of this event.

This conference is FREE, but pre-registration is required, for logistical purposes (please contact Georgia Michaels or Edgar Ebojo ). For conference location, do visit
HT: Edgar Ebojo
More information here.


  1. Thanks for the post, Tommy.

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  3. I can't find any details on the titles for the short papers.

  4. Christianity Today mentions the claim of a first century papyrus Mark fragment. "A publicist for the Green Collection denied that it owns the Mark fragment." A quote or misquote attributed to Peter Head: "Also, the approach that puts the 'announcement' before the scholarship is a style that doesn't always seem that bothered with making sure the scholarship is right."

  5. Peter, I've put up the titles for the short papers at

  6. Thanks for knowledge share, I will be waiting for more in future

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