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Meeting Program Units

2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
Requirements for Participation

Hebrew Bible and Political Theory


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year, the Hebrew Bible and Political Theory section will be hosting a joint session with the Hellenistic Judaism section. This section is planned as an invited section of four papers with the opportunity for a critical response. The theme of this section will be "Jewish Ethnicity in the Hellenistic Period". In support of this invited session, and a proposed edited volume, the Hebrew Bible and Political Theory section will be accepting papers in an open call for at least one additional session dealing with questions of ethnicity and nationalism in any of the writings of ancient Judaism, including the Hebrew Bible. In addition, the Hebrew Bible and Political Theory section will be accepting papers that attempt to gain understanding of the Hebrew Bible and the literature commonly read by scholars of ancient Judaism by utilizing the theories of political philosophy, or papers which attempt to discern a native political philosophy in those writings. As other program units already explore feminist ideology, African-American hermeneutics and post-colonial approaches, this session will give preference to papers that employ theoretical models concerning, for example, notions of nationhood, citizenship, law, class, social hierarchy, economic distribution, modes of leadership, and the like.

Program Unit Chairs

Francis Borchardt

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