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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

Book of Psalms

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the Annual Meeting in 2018, the Book of the Psalms Section will organize the following four sessions: Open session: For the open session we invite proposals investigating issues related to any text or texts within the Psalms. Psalms Commentaries for the 21st Century: This session will highlight four new/forthcoming Psalms commentaries. In addition to presentations by the commentary authors, invited respondents will present will review the works. Preaching the Lament Psalms: This joint session with the Homiletics Section will focus on preaching laments generally or the experience of preaching specific lament psalms. (Invited papers--although an exceptional submission will be considered.) Revisiting Othmar Keel's Symbolism of the Biblical World, 45 Years Later: The Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible section, along with the Book of Psalms section, will co-sponsor a session devoted to "Revisiting Othmar Keel's Symbolism of the Biblical World, 45 Years Later." This session will be a combination of invited papers and selected papers that are submitted for consideration on this theme.

Program Unit Chairs

Christine Jones
Karl Jacobson

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