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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.
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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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Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Section is pleased to announce our Call for Papers for the 2013 meeting at St. Andrews. For this year’s meeting we feature four sessions. 1) The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Section solicits papers that take up the theme “Lived Religious Experience and the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha.” Papers could examine, for example, how apocryphal, deuterocanonical and pseudepigraphal texts have been engaged liturgically or textually or utilized by a distinct community or within a particular context. 2) This section also hosts an open session for scholars who are undertaking critical work and new projects that are sufficiently developed. Presenters should be prepared to complement their presentations with a handout or medium that demonstrates a clear thesis, control of the text and classical languages, and solid argumentation. 3) The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Section hosts a Joint Session with the Apocalyptic Literature Section on the theme of “Heavenly Bodies, Celestial Bodies,” a continuation of these sections’ work on the theme of “bodies.” We invite papers using diverse methodologies on the subject of God's body or bodies as well as those of angels, spirits, stars, planets, and other celestial beings in ancient Jewish apocalyptic literature, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha. 4) The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha section is hosting an invited session that celebrates the publication of Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures (Eerdmans), the first volume of texts translated under the auspices of the More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Project at the University of St Andrews. A panel of contributors to the volume discusses aspects of the new collection and its contribution to biblical studies and cognate disciplines.

Program Unit Chairs

 Kelley N. Coblentz Bautch
 Tobias Nicklas

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