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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

Formation of Isaiah


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Formation of Isaiah group will offer three session for 2016. We invite papers for a session on "Torah in the Book of Isaiah." How is the idea of torah present in the book of Isaiah? To what does the handful of uses of the term refer? Does the book possess a developing idea of torah that corresponds to the development of Genesis–Deuteronomy, or some portion thereof, as textualized torah? How might we explain the absence of the term torah from the last section of the book (Isa 56–66)? How does Isaiah’s understanding of torah affect the formation and development of the book? This session will feature both invited and accepted papers. We particularly encourage proposals that shed light on how the idea of torah in Isaiah also advances our understanding of the book’s formation. Two additional sessions with invited papers are planned on "Assyria and the Making of Isaiah" and "The Poetry of Isaiah 1–39."

Program Unit Chairs

Todd Hibbard
Jacob Stromberg

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