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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

Warfare in Ancient Israel

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Warfare in Ancient Israel Section is sponsoring two sessions accepting proposals at the 2014 Annual Meeting, plus a third invited panel: (1) The FIRST session is co-sponsored with the AAR program unit, “Representing and Documenting Religion and Violence.” The session is open, and the steering committee invites proposals for 25-minute papers that explore the ways ideologies of warfare are documented and represented in the ancient world, including the ancient Near East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged but not required. (2) The SECOND session is open and the steering committee invites proposals for 25-minute papers related to either of two topics: a) ideological justifications for war, or b) psychological aspects related to war’s practices and experiences. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged but not required. (3) The THIRD session is closed and will feature an invited panel discussion of Jacob L. Wright’s King David and His Reign Revisited (Cambridge University Press). The Warfare in Ancient Israel Section provides a forum for the study of war and its representations in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East and emphasizes innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. Selected papers from previous sessions have yielded two symposium volumes, a third is near completion, and additional publications are anticipated. For additional information, contact Frank Ritchel Ames (

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