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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

Ritual in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ritual in the Biblical World section will offer at least two planned sessions of papers at the 2018 International Meeting in Helsinki, Finland. 1) The first session will be an open session consisting of papers on the role of ritual experience, including the formation, maintenance and dissolution of ritual structures in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and other cultures of the Ancient Near East. 2) The second session will be a joint session with the Qumran and the Dead Sea Scroll unit and will consist of papers exploring ritual experience that relates to the Dead Sea Scrolls/the Qumran movement or other relevant late Second Temple evidence, with a special focus on festival landscapes, festival time, habitus and ritual innovation in interaction with ritual theory. We invite all who are interested in participating in either session to submit their paper proposals.

Program Unit Chairs

Daniel Belnap
Pekka Pitkänen

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