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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins: 11/18/2017
Meeting Ends: 11/21/2017

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: 12/19/2016
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2017
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Wisdom and Apocalypticism

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Wisdom and Apocalypticism program unit will be holding three sessions for the 2017 SBLAM. • The first will be open for submissions. We welcome submissions on all topics that relate to wisdom and/or apocalypticism or possible intersections between them. • Our second session will be an invited session that will be jointly held with the Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism group. • Our third session will be an invited session devoted to a new issue of the journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel. This issue, edited by Carol Newsom and Konrad Schmid, is entitled “Seeking Knowledge: The Intellectual Project of Apocalypticism.” The articles in this issue in various ways examine apocalyptic literature, not with the focus on genre as in Semeia 14. Rather, apocalyptic texts are interpreted against the backdrop of and as embedded within various intellectual currents of the Hellenistic world.

Program Unit Chairs

Matthew Goff

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