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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

Wisdom and Apocalypticism

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Wisdom and Apocalypticism program unit will hold three sessions at the 2018 SBLAM. The first will be an invited session that focuses on Reynolds and Stuckenbruck, The Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of New Testament Thought (2017) and how this book contributes to on-going scholarship on the influence of Jewish apocalypticism on the New Testament. The title of this session is "After 'the Initial Foray': Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of New Testament Thought." The second session is entitled “The Wisdom of Solomon at the Crossroads of Wisdom, Apocalypticism, and Philosophy.” It will look at this Jewish Hellenistic text and its plurality of influences in order to explore how these diverse strains of thought interact and are implemented in the text, and also how this unique confluence of ideas was then later received. The session will primarily consist of invited papers, but we also welcome proposals that closely fit the theme. The third session is open and we welcome submissions on any topics that relate to the sapiential and/or apocalyptic traditions.

Program Unit Chairs

Matthew Goff

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