Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Conference: Signs in Texts

The CEDOPAL and The the University of Naples have the pleasure to invite you to the conference "Signs in Texts, Texts on Signs. Scholarship, Reading and Writing in the Greco-Roman World" to be held at the University of Liège, on the 6th and 7th September 2013.

Papers will deal with critical and lectional signs, ponctuation, accents and other marks in papyri, medieval manuscripts and inscriptions.

Please find  the complete conference program attached and on the CEDOPAL website:
(from Papy.list)


  1. Is "ponctuation" anything like "ponctification"?

  2. I don't know--you'll have to ask The Ponctiff.

  3. The Ponctiff is the Head, right?

  4. Does this include the abbreviations of certain theologically significant Greek words that one finds at times in the Greek Manuscripts (I cannot recall the technical term)? Such as "Theta Sigma" for "Theos" or "Chi Sigma" for Christ?

  5. Funny how obscene attention to orthography can be indicative of one's fundamentalist tendencies (attested in other ways elsewhere).

  6. Hmm. I wonder if they'd be interested in my research on the claim about "asterisks and obeli" alongside Mark 16:9-20 in non-annotated manuscripts.

    Are lectures-by-video a possibility?

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.

  7. James E. Snapp's research sounds interesting. Researching the orthographical minutiae of manuscripts shows me how much Providential care God exercised in the preservation and transmission of His word. The more I read on textual criticism and the painful attention to detail that went into the copying of ancient manuscripts, the more desire I have to treat the Bible for what it really is - the Word of God.