Orality, Textuality, and the Formation of the Hebrew Bible
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room 17 B (Mezzanine level) - San Diego Convention Center (CC)

Theme: Orality, Textuality, and Law
This session explores how notions and theories of orality can illuminate legal modes of composition and transmission.

Edward Silver, Wellesley College, Presiding
Shalom E. Holtz, Yeshiva University
Orality, Textuality, and Mesopotamian Law (30 min)
Donald Redford, Pennsylvania State University
Royal Edicts in Ancient Egyptian Law (30 min)
James W. Watts, Syracuse University
Shaping Biblical Law for Oral Performance and Aural Reception (30 min)
Natalie B. Dohrmann, University of Pennsylvania
Medium and the Mixed Message of Rabbinic Oral Law (30 min)
Discussion (30 min)