Women of General: A Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader


The Women of General invite all members of the GTS community and the public to their upcoming event, a Forum on the Fourth Gospel with Libbie Schrader, on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 PM in the Close Room.

Libbie Schrader ’15 will be sharing her Master’s thesis research, which she recently presented at the Mid-Atlantic Society of Biblical Literature Conference. Libbie’s study examines some very intriguing scribal idiosyncrasies around the presentation of Martha of Bethany throughout the Fourth Gospel, in over one hundred of the oldest extant Greek and Latin witnesses. The study was inspired by Papyrus 66, the oldest existing transcription of John 11 (which is dated to about 200 C.E.). Libbie hopes to demonstrate that the presence of Martha shows significant overall instability throughout these Greek and Latin witnesses, and thus that the figure of Martha from the Gospel of Luke may have been added to John 11 at some point in the second century.

Suggested admission is $10.00, and proceeds will benefit The Women of General and Episcopal Relief and Development. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Shana Kaplanov (skaplanov@gts.edu).