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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

Aramaic Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Aramaic Studies Section invites papers on any aspect of Aramaic language, texts, and culture. We especially welcome papers on the Targumim, Qumran Aramaic texts, Peshitta and Syriac biblical versions, Samaritan papyri, Elephantine Aramaic, and Aramaic magical texts. In addition, we are planning two joint sessions: 1. For an open session cosponsored by the Syriac Literature and Interpretations of Sacred Texts Section, we invite contributions on any relevant topic at the intersection of our two fields of study. 2. We invite papers on Aramaic incantation bowls in Late Antiquity for a session cosponsored by the SBL Religious World in Late Antiquity Section and the AAR Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity Group. Papers should present new texts or perspectives, and may deal with texts in any Aramaic dialect (Jewish Babylonian, Syriac, Mandaic, etc.). We also welcome papers that explore the bowls as a source of evidence for the nature of beliefs and practices within the Jewish, Christian, Mandaean, and other groups that produced the bowls.

Program Unit Chairs

Tawny L. Holm
Ute Possekel

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