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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


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Pentateuch Section provides a forum within the SBL for presentation and discussion of research on the Pentateuch, with a particular focus on transmission-historical issues and linkage of that area of inquiry with other more synchronic methodologies. For the 2019 San Diego meeting, we especially welcome proposals that consider how literary, linguistic, sociological, anthropological, gender, postcolonial, or other theory drawn from the humanities and social sciences, broadly speaking, might help identify and interpret signs of composition history and editorial work in the Pentateuch. Proposals on should be clear about the theory used, the anticipated yield, and its significance in the context of the current state of Pentateuchal studies. Scholars from underrepresented countries outside of North America can apply for SBL International Travel Grants, to facilitate their participation in the meeting. More information is available at

Program Unit Chairs

Angela Roskop Erisman
Nathan MacDonald

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