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2011 Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Begins11/19/2011
Meeting Ends11/22/2011

Call for Papers Opens: 1/25/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2011

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Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran section plans to sponsor four sessions in 2011. In addition to an invited session on The Poetics of Qumran Literature the program will include a part-invited session on Qumran and Biblical Studies dedicated to the memory of Prof. Shemaryahu Talmon (1920-2010). We are interested in proposals that explore the impact of Qumran Studies on Biblical Studies, and vice versa, with a possible goal of breaking down artificial boundaries between the two. We also welcome proposals for papers that engage with the influential work of Shemaryahu Talmon, Emanuel Tov, Eugene Ulrich and others on the impact of the Scrolls on our understanding of the history and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. Finally we invite papers on any aspect of the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran including studies of texts, material culture, history, literature, or recent advances in the field for Two Open Sessions.

Program Unit Chairs

Charlotte Hempel
Maxine L. Grossman

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