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2008 Annual Meeting


Meeting Begins11/22/2008
Meeting Ends11/25/2008

Call for Papers Opens: 11/17/2007
Call for Papers Closes: 2/29/2008

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Pseudepigrapha Section will hold four sessions. One session will be open with papers proposals welcome. Papers ought not necessarily to be limited to texts traditionally identified as Old Testament Pseudigrapha but may include other texts(literary, epigraphical, artistic, etc.) from Judaism during the Second Temple period, such as the Apocrypha of the Jewish Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo, Josephus, etc. Paper proposals should argue a clear thesis and give a concrete sense of the texts that will be subject to analysis. Discussion of method will also be welcome. A second session to be conducted jointly with the Religious Experience group will in part be by invitation. The session also invites paper proposals on the topics of spirit/s, possession, tongues, dreams, prayer, and other dimensions of performative ritual experience. Papers that connect findings from the pseudepigrapha with other early texts (NT, Qumran literature, Philo, Gnostic gospels, etc.) are highly desired. Paper proposals should include the argument of the proposed paper with texts used to corroborate. A third session will be closed, with invited participants on the general subject of problematizing the category 'pseudepigrapha'. A fourth session will be joined with the Qumran group.

Program Unit Chairs

Hindy Najman
John R. Levison
Judith H. Newman

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