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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 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Three sessions: (1) Open Session on Building Data for the Study of Joshua-Judges. Paper proposals that deal with a specific text or texts within Joshua-Judges are welcome; (2) Open Session. This session seeks papers that deal with Joshua-Judges but are not focused on a particular passage. We welcome proposals for papers that will utilize diverse methodological techniques and/or synthetic approaches for the study of Joshua-Judges, or that will seek to place these books in a particular methodological landscape; (3) A joint-session between the Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies section and the Joshua-Judges section will examine Joshua-Judges through the lens of postcolonial theory, broadly conceived. The session is open to papers that explore (a) the ancient imperial/colonial context of these books, with possible reference to the question of nationhood and law, or (b) the use of Joshua-Judges within the modern colonial enterprise. Papers should include engagement with specific texts from the books themselves.

Program Unit Chairs

 Ed Noort
 Ralph K. Hawkins

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