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2013 International Meeting

St. Andrews, Scotland

Meeting Begins: 7/7/2013
Meeting Ends: 7/11/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 10/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2013
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Comparative Studies of Literature from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The section "Comparative Studies of Literature from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods" encourages scholars specializing in different textual corpora, but all working on literature from the Persian and Hellenistic periods, to collectively engage in research on the common literary, historiographical, theological, ideological, rhetorical or socio-psychological trends of the literature from these periods. We take the historiographical books of the Hebrew Bible as point of departure, and we want to solicit a series of comparative studies with this literature over the next six years (starting in 2012) at the SBL International Meetings. Our second session at the 2013 meeting in St Andrews will bring historiographical and prophetic literature from the Persian and Hellenistic periods in comparison. At least two sessions (but possibly three, depending on the number of proposal submissions) will be organized. The first will be a joint session with the Prophets Section in which a panel of four invited speakers (two specializing in historiographical, and the other two in prophetic literature of the Persian and Hellenistic periods) will be organized. One (or two) open sessions with five open slots (in each) will provide space for other scholars to come and share their comparative research between historiographical and prophetic literature in our collective effort to map out the trends in Persian and Hellenistic period literature. Proposals are therefore invited for these open slots.

Program Unit Chairs

 Louis C. Jonker

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