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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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Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2017 Meeting, the Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible Section, along with the Biblical Law Section, will co-sponsor a session of invited papers on the topic of "The Divine Image and Its Prohibition: Textual and Iconographic Considerations." This session will focus on the biblical prohibition to make images of the deity and the reality evident in the iconographic record. All aspects of the subject are acceptable, e.g. ways in which the image appears, reasons for the prohibition, the interplay between the law and reality, and reasons for the contradiction. It is possible that this session will include proposed, not just invited papers. Beyond this co-sponsored session, we invite papers for one or perhaps two other open sessions on topics that fall within the general parameters of the section, which deals with all aspects of ancient Near Eastern iconography and the Hebrew Bible.

Program Unit Chairs

Brent A. Strawn
Martin Klingbeil

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