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2012 Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

Meeting Begins: 11/16/2012
Meeting Ends: 11/20/2012

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.

Call For Papers Opens: 2/8/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2012
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Covenant in the Persian Period

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Covenant in the Persian Period is planning three sessions for the 2012 Annual Meeting. The first session will be on the Psalms and Wisdom Literature. We invite paper proposals on individual psalms or verses within a psalm that are commonly dated to the Persian period and that incorporate a perspective on the concept of covenant. We also invite papers that acknowledge there is little focus on covenant in Qohelet, Job or Proverbs but resist the conclusion that these books are devoid of covenant. These studies will take a fresh approach to the question of covenant’s role in the Wisdom Literature by focusing, for example, on the expression “fear of God” in Qohelet as indicative of Israel’s covenant with God or on the expectations of a covenant relationship that inform Job’s accusations of God. The second session will focus on the Pentateuch to explore the Priestly writers’ understanding of covenant, the development of the Mosaic/Sinaitic covenant during the Persian period, and other covenantal traditions attested in the first five books. The papers for this session will be invited. There will be a third session, held jointly with the Deuteronomistic History section, titled “Covenant in the Deuteronomistic History during the Late 6th, 5th, and 4th Centuries.” The papers for this session will be invited.

Program Unit Chairs

Richard Bautch

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