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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

Philology in Hebrew Studies

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The program unit extends an open call for papers centered on the questions central to the unit's primary concerns. With the increasing reach of globalization and the entrenched mechanization of modern societies, philologists are both confronted with critical new challenges to understanding ancient texts and presented with an ever-widening variety of interpretive and technical tools through which to engage those texts. Therefore, we pose a challenge to researchers of Hebrew Bible and related texts to redefine the discipline of philology in the 21st century, and to develop innovative, rigorous methodologies of philological study. We encourage presenters to reflect broadly on questions concerning the nature of philology (especially of the Hebrew Bible) and its aims; the development, implementation, and application of its underlying theories and methodologies; its relationships to other fields traditionally considered to intersect with biblical studies (e.g., archaeology; linguistics; history; sociology; and theological hermeneutics and exegesis); and the discipline's history, present, and future in the academy.

Program Unit Chairs

Jo Ann Hackett
Professor Christopher A. Rollston

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