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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/22/2014
Meeting Ends11/25/2014

Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2014

Requirements for Participation

National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: NAPH is sponsoring six sessions and co-sponsoring one session. Session One, Annual Meeting of Officers and Members.Session Two,Book Discussion, D. Rudolph and J. Willitts, eds., Introduction to Messianic Judaism (Zondervan 2013). Session Three, "Linguistic Approaches to TAM (tense-aspect-modality) in Biblical Hebrew." The linguistic interpretation of the Biblical Hebrew verbal forms with respect to TAM is one of the most pressing questions in the study of Biblical Hebrew. A number of recent approaches have been offered which use linguistic theory and methodology, especially grammaticalization. This session will consist of papers (some invited and some open) with respondents to compare and contrast various approaches.For information contact: Prof Jacobus A. Naude, Session Four, Theme:Theme: "A 'working knowledge': Teaching Hebrew to Congregational Leaders." The methodology session invites papers, reviews of software and textbooks, or demonstrations that define a "working knowledge" of biblical Hebrew or discuss how it may be achieved and maintained. Session Five, Theme:"Subtle Citation, Allusion, and Translation in the Hebrew Bible: Evidence, Evaluation, and Implications." Overt cases of inner-biblical citation and allusion are obvious in the Bible; subtle examples of these phenomena, however, are difficult, but not impossible, to discern. This session focuses on subtle, not-so-obvious, unrecognized cases of citation and allusion and on ‘translations’ from other languages. Presentations address apparent cases and the methodological considerations on which their status as ‘real’ (or only apparent and coincidental) can be established.Session Six follows the intent and content of Session Five. Session Seven is a joint session with Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages Group. This session is accepting papers on "Issues Surrounding Spoken Hebrew in Pedagogy." See ALBL for details.

Program Unit Chairs

Zev Garber

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