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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


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran section welcomes papers on any aspect of the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran, including studies of texts, material culture, history, literature, or recent advances in the field. For 2014 the Section will host an invited session on The Composition, Genre, and Forms of the Temple Scroll alongside Two Open Call Sessions. In addition we will co-sponsor an invited session on Religious Experience and the Dead Sea Scrolls with the Religious Experience Section. Contemporary approaches associated with Religious Experience are informed by naturalistic understandings of human experiences and use integrative methods to examine these phenomena. This session will focus especially on discussing new insights that these integrative approaches can offer on the sectarian literature from Qumran. In order to maximize opportunities for presenters scholars should not present more than two years in succession. This restriction does not apply to invited papers.

Program Unit Chairs

Charlotte Hempel
Eibert Tigchelaar

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