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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

Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible section invites proposals for two sessions in Denver. Our first session is offered in cooperation with the Dictionary of Nature Imagery of the Bible project ( It consists of an open call for papers that address issues related to the topic of nature imagery in the Hebrew Bible, including metaphors that pertain to the biology and ecology of the biblical world (plant and animal life, landscape characteristics, weather phenomena, topography, etc.). Papers should demonstrate engagement with issues of metaphor theory and/or methodological considerations pertaining to the study of the metaphors/imagery at hand. Our second session is a joint session co-sponsored by the Biblical Law section. The topic of this section is "Metaphor in Law and Law in Metaphor" and consists of invited papers that explore how law makes use of metaphorical language as well as how law itself becomes the basis for metaphorical discourse. All proposals for our sessions should state the author's main thesis, the methodological approach followed, and the specific examples studied.

Program Unit Chairs

Ryan Bonfiglio

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