Call for Papers and Symposium Information 2-3 June 2014

John Anthony Dunne and I are proud to introduce the theme for the 2014 St Andrews Symposium for Biblical and Early Christian Studies to take place 2-3 June 2014.

Ancient Readers & Their Scriptures: The Texts, Reading Strategies, and the Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Second Temple and Early Judaism

Plenary addresses will be delivered by Martin Karrer (Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel) and Philip Alexander (University of Manchester). Keynote addresses will also be given by William Tooman (University of St Andrews), Jonathan Norton (Heythrop College London), Susan Docherty (Birmingham), and Willem Smelik (University College London).

Cost: Early Bird (1 December-1 February) £30; Standard (2 February-30 May) £50. Applications for travel grants are available to students upon request. Registration opens 1 December.

We are accepting abstracts of 300 words for short papers (20-25 mins) addressing the following questions relating to how Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls & Pseudepigrapha, New Testament, and Rabbinic Judaism/Early Christian Writings interacted with and reused the texts and versions of the Hebrew Bible:
Abstracts accepted until 1 February 2014.

Compositional techniques
Reading strategies of the Hebrew Bible in antiquity
Vorlage(n) of quotations and allusions to the Hebrew Bible
The reuse of sacred texts and traditions
The text of the Hebrew Bible as reflected in the literature of Second Temple Judaism
Theological reuse of the Hebrew Bible
Translation techniques
Related Topics

Please send all abstracts to and Short papers submitted by 31 August 2014 will be considered for inclusion in a conference proceedings volume.