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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

Contextual Biblical Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Group
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We welcome papers that examine any biblical text from within a reader’s explicitly articulated context. Our HB sessions this year are seeking especially, but not only papers on texts of the so called "historical" books beyond Joshua and Judges; that is, Samuel, Kings, Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles. Our NT sessions are particularly interested in papers dealing with texts from Luke-Acts, John, Revelation, Paul's letters other than the Corinthian correspondance. Both the NT and HB parts of our group are also interested in papers that focus on the contextual method itself, its challenges, pitfalls, and payoffs, and its current position in the academy, and in particular this year we are interested in interpretations that factor "ordinary readers" into the conversation. Contributors will be asked for their drafts about a fortnight before the Annual Meeting. HB Drafts will be posted on Athalya Brenner's homepage, and NT drafts will be shared with dropbox. At the conference papers will be summarized, not read in full, to leave maximum time for discussion. Acceptance of papers for the consultation's SBL sessions is a first step toward, but does not guarantee, publication in the corresponding volume of the ongoing contextual series Texts@Contexts (Fortress Press).

Program Unit Chairs

Nicole Wilkinson Duran

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