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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

Biblical Hebrew Poetry

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Biblical Hebrew Poetry will have 4 sessions. **Papers are invited for 2 open sessions, one thematic session, and one joint session **The thematic session is on: “Linguistic Approaches to Biblical Hebrew Poetry.” For this session we invite papers that seek to answer the following questions: Is the tense-mood-aspect (TAM) system in evidence in ancient Hebrew verse to be distinguished from the same system in evidence in ancient Hebrew prose? How does the trope of chiasm interact with patterns of fronting, topicalization, and other features of information structure attested elsewhere in ancient Hebrew literature? This session gathers papers dedicated to linguistic analysis of biblical Hebrew poetry, the goal of which is service to the task of exegesis. A respondent for the papers will be invited. **For the joint session between Biblical Hebrew Poetry Group and Formation of the Book of Isaiah Group, we invite paper proposals examining poetic, rhetorical or other highly artistic uses of language in the book of Isaiah. Attention may be given to the role of poetry within the rhetoric of the book as a whole or the role of poetic devices within particular passages or sections of the book.

Program Unit Chairs

Elizabeth R.Hayes
Mark J. Boda

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