SBL 2022 presentation titles and abstracts

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SBL 2022 presentation titles and abstracts

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Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting program book, searchable, available here:

https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congr ... etingId=41
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Your reactions to word searches of SBL program abstracts may vary. Here are two of mine--merely provisional, pending knowing the full presentations.
One apparently supposes Epiphanius forged the Gospel of Ebionites. Though Epiphanius was exceedingly biased, he quoted many "heretics," confident he could refute them.
Another abstract may be unclear on Qumran mss of (non)use of the term "halacha."
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Ebionite lied about meeting the Phibionites according to Ehrman so this is yet another impugning of his reliability. I have my concerns about his reporting on the Marcionites.
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Epiphanius made very many mistakes. But the kinds of mistakes he made were often misinterpretations, rather than lying about who he met or lying about which texts he had read.

Though I tend to agree with Bart Ehrman very much more often than I disagree with him, I explained why I did not agree with Ehrman about Epiphanius meeting Phibionites-- on page 30 of my dissertation on Epiphanius, available here:

https://people.duke.edu/~goranson/Josep ... berias.pdf
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For another point of view:
"Unfortunately, Epiphanius did not tell us exactly where he met his “herd of beasts.” Presumably he encountered them in Egypt, for he likened his encounter with Joseph’s escape from Potiphar’s wife. We know that Epiphanius travelled to Egypt as a young man for his education."

From:
The So-Called Stratiotics and Phibionites
Three Notes on the “Gnostics” of Epiphanius, Panarion 26
In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: M. David Litwa1
Online Publication Date: 07 Oct 2021
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The fact that Epiphanius was in Egypt is hardly a convincing argument for the authenticity of the encounter. What was it Plooij said?

“I think Epiphanius ought to be the last witness we should trust uncontrolled, especially in his testimonies on heretics and heretical writings. He combines all kinds of notices, rumours, and calumnies into abracadabra often completely incomprehensible." [A Primitive Text of the Diatessaron p. 78]
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