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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

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
Requirements for Participation

Islands, Islanders, and Scriptures


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We plan to have 2 sessions: (1). What’s on/off/of the menu? -- We invite presentations on the eating events and/or food lists in scriptural texts such as 1 Kings 17:1-16, Judith 12:10-20, or Acts 10:9-16. While food, cooking, eating and drinking are significant and signifying in all cultures, we are looking for presentations that engage with some aspect of island (saltwater and/or freshwater) cultures. (2). Dancing scriptures -- We invite presentations that perform and reflect on the dance by David (2 Sam 6), or by the daughter of Herodias (Mark 6). How might we see, feel and read one of those dances again? Respondents will be invited to tease out how embodying texts through dance supplements the usual readings of scriptures, and to address how we might welcome dancing (which fuels relational island cultures) into the halls of biblical criticism.

Program Unit Chairs

 Jione Havea
 Althea Spencer Miller

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