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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

Aramaic Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Aramaic Studies Section invites papers on any aspect of Aramaic language, texts, and culture. We welcome presentations on Targums, Qumran Aramaic texts, Syriac language and literature, Samaritan papyri, Egyptian Aramaic, magical texts, and other topics. In addition, we are planning two thematic sessions for the 2018 meeting and especially invite papers for these. First, a joint session with the SBL Egyptology and Ancient Israel Section will highlight Aramaic speakers in Egypt. A second special session will focus on the origins of Targums, and will concern such issues as the provenance of particular Targums, the purpose of their composition, their relation to parallel rabbinic literature, and their wider interpretative background.

Program Unit Chairs

Tawny L. Holm
Ute Possekel

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