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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 22/02/2017
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 07-08-09-10-11 /08/2017
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Society for Biblical Literature International Meeting/ European Association of Biblical Studies (Berlin, Germany)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Jason Silvermann
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The Achaemenid Empire was a decidedly multilingual entity, despite the imperial adoption of an administrative language. In this context, the use of a particular script, medium, and language implied choices. These choices in turn imply both pragmatic and status-related considerations. In a number of contexts, continuity
of practices can be observed across linguistic boundaries, as well as texts which utilize multiple languages that are not translations of each other. This theme invites an interdisciplinary perspective to explore the status of texts and contexts which utilize multiple languages. We seek to understand how these choices reflect the transmission of cultural knowledge in terms of particular cultural practices and scribal training.
JPE will invite speakers for this panel, but abstract submissions are also welcome.