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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

Children in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Children in the Biblical World section plans to host three sessions in 2018. The first will be an open session. We invite submissions on any topic related to children and the Bible, the ancient world, or how biblical texts affect children in the post-biblical world. The second session will be a joint session with the Economics in the Biblical World section. We invite papers that address how issues of class and labor intersect with children in the ancient world and biblical texts. The third session will be a joint session with the Psychology and Biblical Studies seminar following their long-term theme Facing Life's Crises: Reading Biblical Texts from a Psychological Perspective. This year's particular focus is around issues of birth and childhood in the Bible or biblical world. Proposals should include a named psychologist or psychological theory be included in the paper and the abstract.

Program Unit Chairs

Reidar Aasgaard
Sharon Betsworth

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