Friday, August 11, 2006

Plenty of Textual Criticism at SBL

The SBL program for Washington in November is now on-line (here). There is plenty of textual criticism, not only in the New Testament Textual Criticism section, which has three sessions this year (S18-13 with two ETCers: Holmes & Head; S19-25; S21-18: with one ETCer: Williams), but also in additional sessions on the Freer Biblical Manuscripts (S17-52) and on Biblical Manuscripts of St. Catherine’s Monastery (S18-55). The Papyrology and New Testament also intersects with textual criticism at points in its two sessions (S18-122: Barker on P.Oxy 1780 = P39; S19-68: a discussion of Hurtado's forthcoming book The Earliest Christian Artifacts: Manuscripts and Christian Origins).


  1. This is the second time that I am scheduled to follow Peter Williams on the same panel.

  2. Yes, and we are definitely looking forward to your settling of the mystery of the Archaic [not!] Mark.

  3. Alas, Peter, I will not be able to attend your presentation on a most interesting panel, due to a scheduling conflict.

    (Nevertheless, if there's some way I can get a peek at your paper, . . . )

  4. Stephen, there is still a bit of work to do on the paper. The end of August will be taken up with disproving that the Gospel of John has a Prologue consisting of 1:1-18.