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2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: NAPH is sponsoring four sessions and two co-sponsored sessions. I. Annual Meeting of Officers and Members. II. Theme, “The Pittsburgh Shabbat Massacre.” Papers are invited to explicate ethical, theoretical, and theological questions related to the “Parshat VaYera’ (Gen 18-22) and Haftarah (II Kings 4:1-37) read in synagogues on that ill-fated Sabbath morn/mourn. III. Theme: How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? This section invites research focusing on specific topics addressed in the recently published How Old is the Hebrew Bible? by Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten (Yale University Press, 2018). Among the topics that How Old discusses are linguistic change, linguistic variation, textual change, and the significance of inscriptions. IV. The SBL Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures Section and the Biblical and Rabbinic Literature session of NAPH are inviting papers for a session entitled: “Sacred Spaces the Theology and Literature of the Hebrew Bible.” Contact Soo J. Kim ( Methodology Session intends to focus on how teachers of Biblical Hebrew at an introductory level can teach grammar in ways that maximize student involvement in an interactive class environment, whether face to face or online. The aim of such instruction in grammar should be authentic facility with the language. Contact: Robert Stallman ( VI. NAPH and Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Session. Papers are invited for a joint non-thematic/open session with the Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Seminar of SBL entitled “Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew.” Papers are invited that address the study of Biblical Hebrew using a well-articulated linguistic method are welcome, and those that apply linguistics to particular Biblical Hebrew constructions or corpuses are especially encouraged. Contact: Jacobus Naude ( and Tania Notarius (

Program Unit Chairs

Zev Garber

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