Final timetable for the Eleventh Birmingham Colloquium

 At One Remove: Versions and Other Indirect Evidence for the New Testament

University of Birmingham
4–6 March 2019


Monday 4th March

Session 1: General Considerations (Biosciences E102; Chair: Hugh Houghton)

2.40pm Hugh Houghton (Birmingham), Welcome

2.45pm Gregory S. Paulson (Münster), “Versional Evidence in the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (1898-2012).”

3.15pm Amy Donaldson (USA), “At the Intersection of Versions and Patristics: Where the Latin Fathers, and Latin Versions of the Fathers, Explicitly Attest to Greek Variants.”

3.45pm W. Andrew Smith (North Carolina), “To Be or Not to Be: Presence and Absence of Copulative Verbs in Greek and Latin New Testament Manuscripts.”


Session 2: Versional Overviews (Biosciences E102; Chair: Timothy Sailors)

4.45pm Carla Falluomini (Perugia), “The Gothic Version within the New Testament Tradition.”

5.15pm Pete Lorenz (Münster), “Has Pervasive Influence of the Old Latin Version on Codex Bezae’s Greek Text Form Been Disproved? An Examination of Some Key Objections to the Theory of Latin Influence on Bezae’s Greek Text.”

5.45pm Hans Förster (Vienna), “The Coptic Version of the Gospel of John – Translating an Understandable Text into Coptic.”


Tuesday 5th March

Session 3: Latin Tradition (1) (Biosciences NG08; Chair: Christina Kreinecker)

9.15am Anne-Catherine Baudoin (Geneva), “Latin Codex 563 of the Austrian National Library and its Biblical Texts.”

9.45am Tommy Wasserman (Örebro), “The Old Latin Text of the Pericope Adulterae.”

10.15am Benjamin D. Haupt (Birmingham/St Louis), “The Conclusion of John’s Gospel: Did Tertullian know 20 or 21 Chapters?”


Session 4: Syriac Tradition (Biosciences NG08; Chair: David Parker)

11.15am Ian Mills (North Carolina), “The Old Syriac Gospels and Tatian’s Diatessaron, Revisited: The Text Critical Use of a Rival Tradition.”

11.45am David Taylor (Oxford), “New Developments in the Text of the Old Syriac Gospels.”


Session 5A: Latin Tradition (2) (ERI Building G51; Chair: Oliver Norris)

2.00pm Anna Persig (Birmingham), “The Affiliation of Rufinus the Syrian's Biblical Text in the Quotations from the Pauline and Catholic Epistles.”

2.30pm Ashley Beck (Twickenham), “The importance of Lucifer of Cagliari for our awareness of the Latin text of the New Testament prior to St Jerome.”

3.00pm Daniela Scardia (Rome), Ex Hebraeo transferre. Gospels and Septuaginta in Jerome’s Opinion.”


Session 5B: Copyists and Editors (Materials and Metallurgy GD20; Chair: Jacopo Marcon)

2.00pm Alan Taylor Farnes (Brigham Young University), “The Scribal Habits of Non-Native Greek Scribes.”

2.30pm Teunis van Lopik (Leidschendam), “The First Printed Vulgates with a Text-Critical Apparatus.”

3.00pm Ulrich Schmid (Göttingen), “A VMR for the Latin Bible: Matthew and Luke as a Test Case.”


Session 6: Greek Patristics (ERI Building G51; Chair: Tommy Wasserman)

4.00pm Peter Montoro IV (Birmingham), “The Stability of the Romans Text Found in Chrysostom’s Romans Homilies: 8:33–35 as a Test Case.”

4.30pm David Vasquez (Münster), “Severus of Antioch and the Greek New Testament.”

5.00pm Matthew Whidden (Florida), “Epiphanius’ Use of John 13.”

5.30pm Theodora Panella (Münster), “Does it Ring a Bell? The Compiler’s Memory of the Church Fathers’ Memory of the New Testament.”

Wednesday 6th March

Session 7: Eastern Languages (ERI Building G51; Chair: Anna Persig)

9.15am Emanuele Zimbardi (Rome/Berlin), “Use of Syriac and Greek New Testament for the Biblical Quotations in a memra by Ephrem translated into Greek.”

9.45am Robert Turnbull (Melbourne), “The Textual Affinities of Codex Sinaiticus Arabicus and its Family.”

10.15am Simon Crisp (Birmingham), “The Caucasian Albanian Palimpsests and their Significance for New Testament Textual Criticism.”


Session 8: Indirect Traditions (ERI Building G51; Chair: Hugh Houghton)

11.15am Bill Warren and Dustin Rigsby (with Hoyt Denton) (New Orleans), “The Euthalian Apparatus as an Overlooked Witness to the New Testament Text.”

11.45am Reinhart Ceulemans (Leuven), “Biblical Lexicography in Late Antiquity and Byzantium.”