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2013 International Meeting

St. Andrews, Scotland

Meeting Begins: 7/7/2013
Meeting Ends: 7/11/2013

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: 10/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2013
Requirements for Participation

Bible and Empire

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2013 IM in St Andrews there will be at least two sessions, both open.

  • Session I will focus on the biblical texts and the ancient empires (Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, etc.). Papers addressing the influence of the Persian empire on the Hebrew Bible are particularly encouraged.
  • Session II will consist of papers examining the use and reception of the Bible in the context of the European empires, from the perspective of those subjected to imperial power as well as by empire-builders themselves.

Papers from both sessions may be submitted for publication, for which the deadline to submit manuscripts will be around October 1, 2013. Abstracts should be submitted via the SBL website in the usual way. Queries may be addressed to the chairs (,

Program Unit Chairs

C.L. Crouch
Jonathan Stökl

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