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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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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
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Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Hebrews Section aims to explore Hebrews’ socio-historical contexts and to examine Hebrews’ relation to other traditions and texts, including attention to the transmission and reception of Hebrews in various historical and ideological settings. For 2014 we plan two sessions focusing on Transmission and Reception of Hebrews: (1) a session jointly sponsored with the New Testament Textual Criticism Section and the Papyrology & Early Christian Background Section, with invited papers and responses, examining recent papyrological evidence for Hebrews and the text of Hebrews in the Editio Critica Maior; and (2) an open session organized around the theme of the role of Hebrews in systematic or historical theology and ethics. For the open session, we invite proposals on any topic relating to ways in which Hebrews is “received” and utilized in theological and ethical arguments, either in historical perspective or in contemporary discourse. For questions contact

Program Unit Chairs

 Ellen B. Aitken
 Craig R. Koester

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