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orion Univ. of Maryland Conference

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Avital Pinnick, Ph.D.                                   tel: 972-2-588-2063
list moderator/bibligrapher                             fax: 972-2-588-3584
Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls
http://orion.mscc.huji.ac.il - DSS bibliography updated weekly.


April 26, 1998
University of Maryland

The public is invited to a conference on Bible translation at University 
of Maryland in College Park on Sunday, April 
26, 1998, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Art-Sociology Building, Room 

For directions to campus or further information call the Center at 
301-405-4975, e-mail us at jwst@arhu.umd.edu, or 
see http://www.inform.umd.edu/jwst/bibleconf.html. 

The conference, which is free, is sponsored by the Joseph and Rebecca 
Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies and the 
Comparative Literature Program.

Dr. Hayim Lapin, Director, Jewish Studies Program 
Dr. Frederick W. Knobloch, Jewish Studies 

Session I, 10:15-12:00 
The Bible in the Ancient World 
Chair: Dr. Adele Berlin, University of Maryland 

The Jewish Scriptures in Greek: The Septuagint in the Context of Ancient 
Translation Activity 
Dr. Benjamin G. Wright, Lehigh University 

"What the Hebrews Say": Translation, Authority and the Story of Susannah 
in Early Christianity 
Dr. William Adler, North Carolina State University 

"Their Faces Shine with the Brightness of the Firmament": Study Houses 
and Synagogues in Targumic Literature 
Dr. Steven Fine, Baltimore Hebrew University 

Session II, 1:30-3:30 
Crafting a Bible for Contemporary America 
Chair: Dr. Hayim Lapin, University of Maryland 

Top Dollar, Bottom Line: Marketing English-Language Bibles within the 
Jewish Community 
Dr. Leonard Greenspoon, Creighton University 

Accuracy and Readability: Warring Impulses in Evangelical Translation 
Dr. Tremper Longman, III, Westminster Theological Seminary 

The New American Bible: Generational Differences 
Dr. Deirdre Dempsey, Marquette University 

(Ab)using Translated Texts: Some Reflections on Modern Fundamentalism(s) 
Dr. William T. Stuart, University of Maryland 


Session III, 4:00-5:30 
The Literary Approach and the Quest for a Better Bible 
Chair: Dr. Bernard D. Cooperman, University of Maryland 

Forging German-Jewish Culture: Mendelssohn, Buber/Rosenzweig,and the 
Enterprise of Biblical Translation 
Dr. Abigail Gillman, Boston University 

The Literary Approach to Bible and Finding a Good Translation 
Dr. Gary A. Rendsburg, Cornell University 

Mapping the Text 
Dr. Michael V. Fox, University of Wisconsin