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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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Formation of Isaiah


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Formation of the Book of Isaiah group will offer three sessions for 2014. (1) A first session will offer both invited and accepted papers that examine how so-called Third Isaiah (Isaiah 56–66) extends and elaborates themes from Second Isaiah (Isaiah 40–55) as a way to think about how the two sections are linked. Additionally, we are interested in paper proposals that examine how the particular thematic development or association between the two sections may shed light on the questions about Third Isaiah’s composition (especially in relation to Second Isaiah). Possible thematic connections include Zion, salvation, foreigners, and worship/cult, though many other possibilities exist. (2) We also invite paper proposals for a second, joint session with the Biblical Hebrew Poetry Group examining poetic, rhetorical or other artistic uses of language in the book of Isaiah. Attention may be given to the role of poetry within the rhetoric of the book as a whole or the role of poetic devices within particular passages or sections of the book. (3) The third session is a joint session with the Book of the Twelve group consisting of invited papers that explore the connections between Isaiah and the Book of the Twelve.

Program Unit Chairs

 Margaret S. Odell
 J. Todd Hibbard

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