SBL Aramaic Studies Session Finalized!

I had not posted this earlier because we had a few kinks to sort out, but the, not one but TWO, Aramaic Studies Sessions for SBL 2011 are now scheduled!


Aramaic Studies
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room TBD

Christian Brady, Pennsylvania State University, Presiding
Aaron Koller, Yeshiva University
Jewish Aramaic literature of Achaemenid times (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Adam C. McCollum, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Towards a Typology of Translation Technique from Greek to Christian Palestinian Aramaic (CPA) (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
James F. McGrath, Butler University
The Satirical Use of Christian Material in the Mandaean Book of John (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
Ryan Armstrong, Princeton Theological Seminary
The Fountain of Youth or the Lake of Fire? Job 33:25 in 11Q10 and Greek Bible (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)
David Shepherd, University of Chester
Can Anything Targumic Come From Qumran? Revisiting Klaus Beyer’s ‘Targums’ of Tobit and Isaiah (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)


Aramaic Studies
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room TBD
The Elephantine Papyri
This section will be invited papers addressing the Elephantine Papyri corpus, perhaps from the perspectives of language, law, and social history.

Mark Leuchter, Temple University, Presiding
50 Years of Research by Bezalel Porten
Alejandro Botta, Boston University, Panelist (20 min)
Andrew Gross, Catholic University of America, Panelist (20 min)
Bezalel Porten, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (45 min)
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