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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

Wisdom in Israel and in ANE Wisdom Literature (EABS)


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1) ISBL and EABS Joint Session:" 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? 2)EABS Session: Invited papers on "Ethics and Character Ethics in Proverbs, Job and Other Wisdom Books". Following the work of Brown on character ethics, there has been much interest in this area. Concerns include how the wisdom worldview and didactic methods attempt to form character and why the particular selection of ethical issues in this literature?

Program Unit Chairs

Katharine J. Dell
Tova Forti

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