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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
Requirements for Participation

Biblical Law

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite proposals for a session on the law and related issues in the story of Judah and Tamar in Genesis 38. We expect this session to have several papers of 10-12 minutes in length followed by an extended time of discussion. We also invite proposals for one open session on any aspect of the study of biblical law (including work related to cuneiform documents, Dead Sea Scrolls and other Second Temple Literature, questions of pentateuchal criticism, legal history, gender analysis, social scientific analysis, and newer methodologies). Copies of papers are distributed in advance through our section's website. They should be available by October 30, 2012 at: Finally, we are co-sponsoring a session with the Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures program unit on the "theology of the list." The panelists for this session have already been selected.

Program Unit Chairs

Bruce Wells

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