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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins: 7/30/2018
Meeting Ends: 8/3/2018

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: 10/18/2017
Call For Papers Closes: 2/14/2018
Requirements for Participation

Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The ISBL program unit ‘Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible’, in collaboration with the EABS research unit ‘Iconography and Biblical Studies’, invites abstracts for our open session on iconography or iconographic exegesis of the Hebrew Bible. Since we are collaborating with EABS, we also welcome contributions on the New Testament for this session. In addition to our open session, we welcome papers on the topic of “Image and Text in Assyria” to recognize and celebrate the work of The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project based in Helsinki. For this session we welcome papers that explore the relationship between image and text in Assyria. Papers that focus on the Neo-Assyrian period are especially encouraged.

Program Unit Chairs

Christopher B. Hays
Joel M. LeMon

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