Authoritative Texts and Reception History
Aspects and Approaches
15-16 June 2011
With an emphasis on textual reception history, the first St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies is aimed at graduate students and early career scholars. Contributors are welcomed from the following fields of research: Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, Pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament and Early Christianity.
We have four invited plenary speakers:
Prof. Kristin De Troyer
Prof. James R. Davila
Prof. N. T. Wright
Dr. Mark W. Elliott
Conference sessions will be chaired by plenary speakers followed by papers grouped by topic.
Papers will be 20 minutes. Deadline to send in your 250-word abstracts is 15 March 2011. Abstracts should be e-mailed to StAnGCBECS [at] gmail.com
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
• Presence and use of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the New Testament
• Early reception of the New Testament
• Interpretation of Biblical texts in Early Christianity
• Circulation of authoritative texts and/or their manuscripts
• Old Testament / Hebrew Bibles and New Testament textual versions
• Themes from the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible in the Pseudepigrapha
• Scriptural exegesis in the DSS, Qumran, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha
• Scriptural texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls
• The Pseudepigrapha and Early Christian interpretation of Scripture
It is intended that selected papers will be published.