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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

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: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
Requirements for Participation

Israel and the Production and Reception of Authoritative Books in the Persian and Hellenistic Period (EABS)

Program Unit Type: Group
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The theme for 2014 is “Sedaqa and Torah in post-exilic Discourse”

Sedaqa and Torah represent two comprehensive theological concepts describing the relations between people and the deity in two different ways. E.g., in the book of Isaiah the term of Sedaqa forms a central concept, while in the Pentateuch Torah is the central idea. Nevertheless, Sedaqa and Torah cannot be differentiated easily, nor are these two concepts only occurring in different Old Testament texts. Despite their different focus they are interrelated.

In the sessions of the 2014 conference we want to explore how the concepts of Sedaqa and Torah are discussed in post exilic literature. Possible research questions could be:

  • Which aspects do the concepts of Sedaqa and Torah have in common and how do they differ from one another?
  • How are the two concepts interrelated in different texts?
  • What is the focus of each concept?
  • Did Sedaqa or Torah become authoritative concepts?
  • How did these concepts shape post-exilic communities?

Program Unit Chairs

Prof. Dr. Maria Haeusl
Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher

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