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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

Prayer in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Prayer in Antiquity section will be sponsoring three sessions in Denver. The first is a joint session with the Transmission of Traditions in the Second Temple Period that will look at the later reception of Second Temple prayers into early Christian and early Jewish contexts. This session will investigate matters of continuity and discontinuity in prayers and their transmission from 500 BCE to 500 CE. Proposals that attend to the physicality of prayer texts (this may include matters of formatting, the kind of apparatus used for transmission, or other matters that attend to the materiality of prayer and its transmission) are especially encouraged but not required. The second joint session will be with the Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature section on any topic that highlights the role of prayer in this corpus of books. Some papers will be invited for this session, but proposals on this topic are also welcome. The third session will be an open session.

Program Unit Chairs

Angela Kim Harkins
Daniel K. Falk

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