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2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

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: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
Requirements for Participation

National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: NAPH is sponsoring six sessions.

  • Session One, Annual Meeting of Officers and Members.
  • Session Two, Theme, “New Testament Jesus in Modern Jewish Literature.” What kind of Jesus these writers depict and what do they find in this ancient figure? We invite papers that address these questions and explore the transformations of the biblical Jesus into the modern Jewish text.
  • Session Three, Theme, “Diachrony in Biblical Hebrew: Where do we go from here?” The recent publication of Diachrony in Biblical Hebrew, ed. Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé and Ziony Zevit (Eisenbrauns 2012), presents several ways to approach the question of diachronic change and variation in Biblical Hebrew. Which of these approaches is most compelling and which should be further pursued in future research? This session will consist of invited papers to evaluate the volume and address these issues. Also accepted are paper proposals that evaluate any aspect of the volume or address a topic related to the question of diachronic change and variation in Biblical Hebrew or the ancient Near Eastern languages generally.
  • Session Four, Theme: “Teaching Biblical Hebrew in the ‘Flipped’ Classroom.” The Methodology session invites papers about or demonstrations of teaching Hebrew in a "flipped" classroom.
  • Session Five, Theme, "Subtle Citation, Allusion, and Translation in the Hebrew Bible: Evidence, Evaluation, and Implications." Papers will focus on not-so-obvious, unrecognized cases of citation and allusion and on translations from other languages, clarifying the methodological considerations on which their status as real can be established and their implications.
  • Session Six, continues the intent and content of Session Five.

Program Unit Chairs

Zev Garber

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