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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins7/30/2018
Meeting Ends8/3/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 10/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 2/14/2018

Requirements for Participation

Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: There will be two sessions: SBL's independent session and SBL-EAB's joint session. 1) SBL Session: Paper proposals are welcome on Didactic Wisdom Literature in the Bible and in the Ancient Near East. 2)SBL-EABS’ Joint Session: Paper proposals are welcome on the Wisdom, mind and body. This session will focus on any wisdom texts that relate to psychosomatic issues – e.g. state of mind, health, sensibility. This is a relatively new area of interest for wisdom literature. Examples can be drawn from across the biblical and apocryphal corpus and from the Ancient Near Eastern literature, such as Proverbs 15:1,3-4,17 and 27:5-6 or Job 7 and 30, or the Egyptian "Dialogue of a Man with His Ba (Soul) (The Lebensmüde)." An interesting aspect is body imagery – why such an emphasis on the senses and the body and how do body, mind and spirit link together in the thought of this corpus?

Program Unit Chairs

Nili Samet
Nili Shupak

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