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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
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Ritual in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year the Ritual in the Biblical World offers two sessions: 1) An open call for papers: We invite papers for an open session on all aspects of ritual activities, with their textual, as well as archaeological and iconographical expressions, in the larger context of their cultural and religious functions in Ancient Israel and Late Antiquity. 2) A joint session with the "Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible" section (Invited papers) This session will explore the relations between ritual symbolism and the visual arts through the study of artifacts, pictorial content, archeological context and textual interpretations. It will explore the role of ritual in creating symbolism, as well as the relationship between ritual performance and the arts, inquiring whether the “artistic” element in the ritual was reqired for the ritual function.

Program Unit Chairs

Ada Taggar-Cohen
Daniel Belnap

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