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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

Economics in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2018 SBL we will sponsor three sessions. The first will be a joint session with the Children in the Biblical World Section. For this session, we are inviting proposals that address how issues of class and labor intersect with children in the ancient world and biblical text. Inquiries should be addressed to or In the second session, we are inviting proposals for critical presentations on women's economic roles in the biblical world. Proposals should build on the foundational work of Phyllis Bird, Carol Meyers, Gale Yee, and others, then also take into account more recent (archaeological and legal) investigations of the household as the fundamental unit of production by scholars such as Susan Ackerman, Jennie Ebeling, and Zipporah Glass. We will attempt to set up communication to enable cooperative learning among presenters and respondent(s). Inquiries should be addressed to or The third, arranged session will be focused on the collection of critical foundational articles by Marvin Chaney, Peasants, Prophets, and Political Economy (Cascade Books, 2017). Inquiries should be addressed to

Program Unit Chairs

Richard A. Horsley
Roger S. Nam

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