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Meeting Program Units

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
Requirements for Participation

Hellenistic Judaism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2017 SBL Annual Meeting, the Hellenistic Judaism section proposes three sessions. First, we are planning an invited panel engaging with, and celebrating, the contributions of Tessa Rajak to the study of Hellenistic Judaism (co-sponsored by the Philo of Alexandria seminar and the Josephus group). Second, we are planning an open session focusing on Jewish philosophy in the Hellenistic period, discussing Jewish engagement, apart from and around Philo of Alexandria, with Greek philosophy as well as other philosophies / forms of thought. We encourage proposals on works such as late canonical and deuterocanonical books (Qohelet, Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon), Aristobulus, the Letter of Aristeas, 4 Maccabees, Flavius Josephus, and even the Mishnah, among others. Third, we invite papers for an open session on any aspect of the study of Hellenistic Judaism during the Hellenistic-Roman period.

Program Unit Chairs

Lutz Doering
Sandra Gambetti

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