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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

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Wisdom and Apocalypticism

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: The Wisdom and Apocalypticism in Early Judaism and Early Christianity Section plans two sessions of invited papers in 2008, continuing our work of interrogating the performance of sapiential and apocalyptic traditions in antiquity. We seek greater refinement regarding “orality” and “textuality,” with reference to the use of sources, the modes of performance (including scribal activity), and the modes of reception of traditions and texts. Our main goal is to understand the social forces and social effects involved in the production of sapiential-apocalyptic texts. We are planning papers on Ben Sira, the Wisdom of Solomon, the Book of Revelation, and 4 Ezra.

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