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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.
Meeting Program Units

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
Requirements for Participation

Stylistics and the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Stylistics and the Hebrew Bible section invites submissions for three sessions in 2013. • The first and second session focus on the 2007 special issue of Prooftexts, entitled ‘Before and After “The Art of Biblical Narrative”’, a volume dedicated to the contributions of literary criticism in Biblical studies. In addition to a session with invited speakers, we also solicit papers for an open session on this topic. Scholars are invited to formulate critiques, responses and answers to the issues raised in the volume. Contributions that address developments in the field postdating 2007 are particularly welcomed. • A third session will explore various devices present in the Hebrew Bible text and focus on how they can enhance our understanding of the text. Papers should address a specific feature in any given book or combination of books. Features can be semantic, structural, grammatical or phonetic in nature or consist of a mixture of these elements (examples: hendiadys, (Janus) parallelism, geminate clusters, paronomasia …).

Program Unit Chairs

 Elizabeth R.Hayes
 Karolien Vermeulen

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