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Meeting Program Units

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 Law

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite proposals for one or more open sessions on any aspect of the study of biblical law (including work related to cuneiform documents, the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Second Temple Literature, questions of pentateuchal criticism, legal history, gender analysis, social-scientific analysis, and newer methodologies). For 2014, we are looking in particular for papers on sexuality and law and plan to devote one open session to that topic. Copies of papers are distributed in advance through our section's Web site ( In addition, together with the Joshua-Judges section, we invite papers for a joint session on law in the books of Joshua and Judges. We are especially interested in papers dealing with the use, reuse, or reinterpretation of legal traditions that are present in other biblical texts, principally the Pentateuch or other parts of the Deuteronomistic History.

Program Unit Chairs

Bruce Wells

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