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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Call for Papers

2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
Requirements for Participation

  Program Units

Section
Sections offer the broadest access to the meeting program. Volunteer paper proposals are welcome.
Ancient Near East
Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible
Apocalyptic Literature
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Archaeology and Diaspora Judaism
Bible and Empire
Bible and Its Influence: History and Impact
Bible and Syriac Studies in Context
Bible and the Moving Image
Bible and Visual Culture
Bible in Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law
Biblical Criticism and Cultural Studies
Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity
Biblical Theology
Comparative Studies of Literature from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods
Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy
Epigraphical and Paleological Studies Pertaining to the Biblical World
Epistle to the Hebrews
Expressions of Religion in Israel
Families and Children in the Ancient World
Feminist Interpretations
Gospel of Mark
Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World
Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics
Hellenistic Judaism
Johannine Literature
Judaica
Methods in New Testament Studies
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism
Pastoral and Catholic Epistles
Paul and Pauline Literature
Pentateuch (Torah)
Place, Space, and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Postcolonial Studies
Prophets
Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective
Ritual in the Biblical World
Septuagint Studies
Synoptic Gospels
Wisdom Literature
Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)
Writings (including Psalms)
Group
Groups pursue long-range, collaborative research projects that require active participation. They are focused more broadly than Seminars, more narrowly than Sections.
“Literary Features” – Fact or Fiction (EABS)
Anthropology and the Bible (EABS)
Canonical Approaches to the Bible (EABS)
Chronicles and Utopia (EABS)
Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies and Early Jewish and Christian Studies (EABS)
Early Christianity between Judaism and Hellenism (EABS)
Early Judaism and Rabbinics (EABS)
Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible in light of Empirical Evidence (EABS)
Emotions and the Biblical World (EABS)
Gender Criticism and the Bible (EABS)
Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament (EABS)
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament/Ancient Israel Studies (EABS)
Hellenistic Judaism (EABS)
Iconography and Biblical Studies (EABS)
Israel and the Production and Reception of Authoritative Books in the Persian and Hellenistic Period (EABS)
Israel in the Ancient Near East (EABS)
Law and Narrative (EABS)
New Testament/Early Christianity/Rabbinic Studies (EABS)
Paragraphing in Modern Bible Translations and Ancient Manuscripts (EABS)
Pauline Literature (EABS)
Science Fiction and the Bible (EABS)
Study of the Historical Jesus (EABS)
The Bible in the Iberian World: Fundaments of a Religious Melting Pot (EABS)
The Bible in the Twenty-First Century: Politization of Bibles and Biblization of Politics (EABS)
The Biblical World and Its Reception (EABS)
Seminar
Seminars are established around well-defined research topics or projects with specific publication plans. Seminars have limited membership but permit auditors. Papers are discussed, not read.
Authority and Influence in Biblical Texts
Biblical Characters in the Three Traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)
Contextual Interpretation of the Bible (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament)
Persian Period
Consultation
Consultations are exploratory program units focused on new areas of interest. Volunteer proposals are occasionally welcome.
Apostolic Fathers and Related Early Christian Literature
Biblical Masculinities
Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish, and Christian Studies
Stylistics and the Hebrew Bible
Workshop
Workshops offer participants and attendees hands-on, practical experience. Paper proposals are occasionally welcome.
Johannine Literature and Docetism (EABS)
Male Circumcision: Between Controversy and Tradition (EABS)
Psycholinguistics and the Bible (EABS)
Reception of the Bible in Latin American Narratives and Images (EABS)
Revisiting Kuntillet Ajrud (EABS)
The Reception of the Scripture in the Patristic Exegesis (II-VIII centuries) (EABS)
The Relation Between Luke’s and John’s Gospel (EABS)
SBL Committees
Status of Women in the Profession
Affiliate
Ancient Near Eastern Traditions in the Biblical World and Beyond
Anti-Semitic Readings of the Bible
Bible and Cinema
Biblical Women in Patristic Reception
Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Their Reception
Midrash, Halakhah and Reception
Modern Jewish Receptions of the Bible
Reception and Transmission of Authoritative Literature in the Graeco-Roman World in light of Papyrology
Reception History of Jewish Scriptures in Graeco-Roman Egypt
Reception of Scripture in Second Temple Literature
Reception of the Bible in Jewish, Early Christian and Islamic Art
Reception of the Bible in the Sign of World War One
Schriftrezeption bei Paulus und in der Paulustradition: Reception of Scripture in Paul and Pauline Tradition
Texts and Contexts of Jeremiah: The Exegesis of Jeremiah 1 and 10 in light of Textual and Reception History
The Bible in Byzantium: The Use and Abuse of Tradition
The Image of Female Prophets in Ancient Greek and Jewish Literature
The Reception History of the Bible in the Wissenschaft des Judentums of the Viennese Bet Ha-Midrash
The Reception of Classical "Text" in the Greco-Roman World
The Reception of the Bible in Greco-Roman Tradition
The Song of Songs: Literal or Allegorical?
   
 
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