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2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

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

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.

Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
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Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: The new consultation "Megilloth" is planning two sessions for the meeting in Baltimore, both of which will consist of invited papers only. The first session will address issues of unity as they pertain to the five books in the Megilloth, seeking to address not only the inclusion of the books in the canonical traditions of Judaism and Christianity, but also their arrangement and relationship to one another. To this end, we will invite papers that seek to explore linguistic or thematic elements that may unify the five scrolls. The second session will focus on the historical uses and influences of the Megilloth. We will invite papers that explore the impact that the five scrolls, both individually and as a group, have had on different communities, both Jewish and Christian and how these communities have treated the scrolls canonically. This session also seeks to address issues of reception in pre-modern and modern communities and how these interpretive acts inform contemporary understandings of the Megilloth. At the conclusion of the second session the steering committee will host an business meeting, which will be open to SBL members, to discuss future agenda.

Program Unit Chairs

Amy Erickson
Bradley J. Embry

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