Monday, November 11, 2019

ETC blog lunch at ETS and a list of ETS TC sessions

For a few years, we've been having an informal lunch at ETS to get together and talk about manuscripts with a group of people who might not be staying for SBL. The ETS lunch is much less formal than the ETC Blog Dinner at SBL. We usually gather around lunch time, walk over to somewhere that has fast food and get something cheap and easy.

Peter Gurry is usually the one who organizes an ETC lunch, but because he won't be there this year it has (unfortunately) fallen to me. One problem is that I didn't go to ETS/SBL when they were in San Diego a few years ago, and Google Maps isn't being particularly helpful to me for finding a good place for a group to eat quickly and cheaply. Since I have no idea what would be a good solution there, here is what I propose:

1. Please don't suggest places in the comments—save recommendations for when we're there. If you suggest things in the comments, then I have to look them up on the map and see if they work, and without being there and being able to see the layout of everything, it just isn't good for how my brain works. Thank you for understanding.

2. We meet outside the room: Third Floor – Mission Beach BC at 11:50 AM on Thursday, 21 Nov. after this paper, which is in that room: John J. H. Lee (McMaster Divinity College) The Earth and Its Works Will be Disclosed, or Not? – A Text-Critical Analysis of 2 Pet 3:10. I figure many of us will be there at that time already.

3. We can quickly decide where to go from there.

Let us know in the comments if you plan to be there so we can look out for you.

I tried to find the sessions relevant to textual criticism and canon formation and list them here. Please do mention any that I missed in the comments. Locations are as given in the ETS online program book.

Wednesday, 20 Nov.
9:00 AM-12:10 PM New Testament Synoptic Gospels I Lobby Level – Marina Room
9:50 AM—10:30 AM Sarah Harris (Carey Baptist College) The Lukan Major Textual Variants included in the THGNT

Wednesday, 20 Nov.
2:00 PM-5:10 PM Septuagint Studies Second Floor – Gaslamp D
2:00 PM—2:40 PM Aaron W. White (First Presbyterian Church, South Charleston, Ohio) More Than A Counselor: A Possible Origin of the Longer Reading in Codex Alexadrinus Is. 9:5b
2:50 PM—3:30 PM Darlene M. Seal (McMaster Divinity College) Prophetic Dialogue: Shepherd Allusions in Old Greek Zech 9–14 and Their Role in the Discourse
3:40 PM—4:20 PM August H Konkel (McMaster Divinity College) Septuagint Text Criticism to Show Theological Development and New Testament Interpretation

Thursday, 21 Nov.
8:30 AM-11:40 AM New Testament Canon, Textual Criticism, & Apocryphal Literature Third Floor – Mission Beach BC
8:30 AM—9:10 AM Chris S. Stevens (McMaster Divinity College) Paul as Publisher of His Corpus and What That Means for Canon Formation
9:20 AM—10:00 AM Sylvie Raquel (Trinity International University) To Forgive or Not To Forgive? A reevaluation of Luke 23:34a.
10:10 AM—10:50 AM Benjamin Laird (Liberty University) The Early Canonical Reception of Hebrews in Western Christianity
11:00 AM—11:40 AM John J. H. Lee (McMaster Divinity College) The Earth and Its Works Will be Disclosed, or Not? – A Text-Critical Analysis of 2 Pet 3:10

[ETC blog lunch lunch here.]

Thursday, 21 Nov.
3:00 PM-6:10 PM New Testament Canon, Textual Criticism, & Apocryphal Literature Para-textual Features of Early Christian Manuscripts Third Floor – Mission Beach BC
3:00 PM—3:40 PM Dirk Jongkind (Tyndale House, Cambridge) Marking Scripture in New Testament Manuscripts
3:50 PM—4:30 PM Stanley E. Porter (McMaster Divinity College) The New Philology and Its Implications for Contemporary Manuscript Study
4:40 PM—5:20 PM Elijah Hixson (Tyndale House, Cambridge) Scribal Awareness of Textual Variants
5:30 PM—6:10 PM Charles E. Hill (Reformed Theological Seminary) The Capitulatio Vaticana The First Numbered Chapter System for the Bible

Thursday, 21 Nov.
8:00 PM–9:00 PM ETS Presidential Address Second Floor – Seaport ABCDE
Michael J. Kruger (Reformed Theological Seminary) 2 Peter 3:2, the Apostolate, and a Bi-Covenantal Canon

Friday, 22 Nov.
1:00 PM-4:10 PM New Testament Backgrounds, Canon, and Textual Criticism Third Floor – Hillcrest A
2:40 PM—3:20 PM Daniel L. McConaughy (California State University Northridge) Syriac Witnesses to Acts Fifteen from Patristic Citations and Biblical and Lectionary MSS
3:30 PM—4:10 PM Jonathan C. Borland (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) In the Presence of Two or Three (Greek) Witnesses: A Look at Par. Nat. Gr. 194/Gregory-Aland 304


  1. I'll be there -Tom

  2. Really looking forward to seeing everyone. I'll also be presenting a TC paper at IBR in the NT Emerging Scholars Session; Friday, Nov. 22, 3:30-5:30, at Sapphire 400 B (4th Level) Hilton Bayfront. Chris S. Stevens, McMaster Divinity College "Text Types and Textual Transmission: An Assessment Using the Manuscripts of the Pauline Corpus"

  3. Tommy Wasserman11/11/2019 2:35 pm

    I can just note here that 39 people have signed up so far for the ETC blogdinner. However, I did not know it was that "formal."

    1. Maybe instead of "formal (dinner at SBL)"/"informal (lunch at ETS)" I should have used "organized (dinner at SBL)"/"utter chaos (lunch at ETS)."

  4. I plan to be there...looking forward to it.

  5. I will be there. Thanks, Elijah.

  6. I plan to attend the ETS lunch. Thanks!

  7. I plan to be there, Elijah. Thanks.

  8. I'll be there.
    Thanks for arranging this!!!

  9. I am sad to be missing this.

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  11. I plan to attend! Looking forward to the chaos 🙂

  12. 2. We meet outside the room: Third Floor – Mission Beach BC at 11:50 PM on Thursday, 21 Nov.

    1. Good catch! You are correct. I have fixed it in the main post.

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