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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

Requirements for Participation

Biblical Hebrew Poetry

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Biblical Hebrew Poetry invites papers for all four of the following sessions:

Session 1: “Inner Biblical Allusions and Poetry in the Book of the Psalms.”

We invite papers to discuss inner biblical allusions in the Book of the Psalms. We are concerned with three primary issues: (1) legitimating the allusions; 2) investigating how the allusions contribute to a particular psalm’s message, and (3) discussing how the allusions function through the psalm’s poetry.

Session 2: “Ezekiel’s Rhetoric and Poetry.”

This is a joint session with the Book of Ezekiel and we invite papers that explore Ezekiel’s rhetoric and poetry, e.g., papers that raise questions related to the differences between Ezekiel’s poetry and prose, topics dealt with only or mostly in Ezekiel’s poetry and not in his prose, etc.

Session 3: “Song of Songs.”

Papers are welcome that deal with any aspect of poetry dealing with this book; and

Session 4: General Session:

Papers dealing with any aspect of Biblical Hebrew Poetry are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Carol J. Dempsey
Mark J. Boda

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