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Meeting Program Units

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

Requirements for Participation

Sabbath in Text and Tradition

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Sabbath in Text and Tradition Group invites papers on two linked topics for 2011: The Sabbath and Peace / The Sabbath, Violence and War. Papers may discuss any topic within these two themes including but not limited to Sabbath and rest, rest for the soul, Sabbath and wholeness/shalom, Sabbath and peacemaking, War on the Sabbath and war practices, killing or healing on Sabbath, Sabbath and implements of war, and Sabbath and issues of violence. The texts and time period for the discussion can come from Hebrew Bible, Intertestamental Period, Second Temple Period, New Testament, early Rabbinics and Patristics. Papers may approach the topic from any perspective – historical, religio-cultural, textual, tradition history or other theoretical models. Submit proposals through the Society of Biblical Literature website at

Program Unit Chairs

Aaron D. Panken

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