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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
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Hellenistic Judaism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Hellenistic Judaism Section intends to organize three sessions at the 2016 San Antonio annual meeting. Two of them will feature invited papers: one of these will focus on material culture and the practice of Jewish Law in Greco-Roman Palestine, the other one, on Judean ethnicity in the Hellenistic-Roman period – a panel that we will organize together with the Hebrew Bible and Political Theory program unit. The third, open session, for which we invite paper proposals, is devoted to “Jewish Historiography before Josephus.” This session will discuss the extant works and fragments of Jewish-Hellenistic historiography before Josephus, such as the fragments of Demetrius the Chronographer, Eupolemus (and “Ps.-Eupolemus”), Cleodemus Malchus, Artapanus, as well as 1 and 2 Maccabees. We invite paper proposals on any aspect of the historiography in these texts, including consideration of the different geographical locations and political experience of the authors, and papers dealing with comparative issues.

Program Unit Chairs

Lutz Doering
Sandra Gambetti

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