CALL. 06.03.2018: [Panel 14 at SBL 2018] Aramaic Studies - Helsinki (Finland)
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 06/03/2018
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 30-31/07, 01-02-03/08/2018
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: (Helsinki, Finland)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Ute Possekel ; Tawny Holm
The Aramaic Studies Section invites papers on any aspect of Aramaic language, texts, and culture. We welcome presentations on Targums, Qumran Aramaic texts, Syriac language and literature, Samaritan papyri, Egyptian Aramaic, magical texts, and other topics. In addition, we are planning two thematic sessions for the 2018 meeting and especially invite papers for these. First, a joint session with the SBL Egyptology and Ancient Israel Section will highlight Aramaic speakers in Egypt. A second special session will focus on the origins of Targums, and will concern such issues as the provenance of particular Targums, the purpose of their composition, their relation to parallel rabbinic literature, and their wider interpretative background.