Wednesday, 20 November 2013

SBL Annual Meeting (again): on manuscripts and amulets (and receptions)

The SBL/AAR Annual Meetings are just around the corner and I am packing my bags.

Together with Nils H. Korsvoll, I will give the paper "Enoch, Baruch, and Sesengen bar Pharanges: An Amulet for Xvarr-Veh-Zad" in the Syriac Literature and Interpretation of Sacred Texts section (Saturday at 9:00 am, Holiday 2 - Hilton Baltimore). You find the abstract here .

I am also one of the panelists in the MOTP-review session (noted here several times already). My response is entitled "Text - Work - Manuscript: what is 'an Old Testament Pseudepigraphon'". In other words, I am dealing with editorial models, our notions of Pseudepigrapha as "works", and how these models and assumptions influence the way we imagine ancient textual units.  Show up at this session! The panelists (Collins, Najman, Kraft and Davila) are great and I promise you a highly interesting discussion!

And while we are at it, the  Nordic Universities Reception takes place at the Sheraton Inner Harbour Hotel, Sunday at 9:00-11:00 pm. You'll find me there - somewhere in the Viking crowd. 

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