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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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Apocalyptic Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Apocalyptic Literature Unit will hold an invited panel on "Ancient Jewish Apocalyptic Texts and Traditions in the Slavonic Milieux". In addition, we invite papers in the following areas: 1) We invite papers on all aspects of the study of ancient apocalyptic literature, using diverse methodologies. In celebration of our host institution, we encourage proposals that engage the legacy of scholars whose work at the University of St. Andrews has made significant contributions to the study of ancient apocalyptic literature, including Matthew Black and Richard Bauckham. We also encourage proposals that explore apocalyptic texts from interpretive perspectives that have been traditionally under-represented in the academy, including African, African-American, Asian, Asian-American, Latina/o, Pacific Islander, and Post-colonial hermeneutical approaches. 2) We invite proposals on spatial dimensions of apocalyptic literature, with particular attention to the construction of imagined spaces and boundaries and the relation between apocalyptic spaces and particular places. 3) The Apocalyptic Literature Unit and Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Unit invite proposals for a Joint Session on “Heavenly Bodies.” This session is a continuation of our shared work on the theme of “bodies” as we examined “Monstrous Bodies, Gigantic Bodies” in 2012. 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.

Program Unit Chairs

 Anathea Portier-Young

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