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Meeting Program Units

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

Qumran


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran Section has three goals. (1) It provides a forum for scholarly discussion of any aspect of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the material culture of Qumran, and the history, literature, and worldviews of the people associated with them. (2) It encourages new discussions and new approaches in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls studies. (3) It strives for integrating the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls with other fields of biblical and related studies. In 2019 the Section will host one invited session on topics related to the History and Future of Scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Invited papers will be devoted to the ways in which scholarly approaches and areas of interest have shaped discourse on the Scrolls in the past, influence where we are at present, and suggest future paths of research. A joint session of the Qumran and Biblical Law Sections will present invited papers on how the Qumran authors interpreted laws dealing with the temple and cult. Of particular interest, the panel will explore similarities and differences in halakha related to the cult vis-a-vis other systems of legal interpretation in ancient Judaism. In addition, we welcome proposals for two additional open call sessions. We commit ourselves to balance senior and junior voices. In order to maximize opportunities for presenters, scholars should not present more than two years in succession. This restriction does not apply to invited papers.

Program Unit Chairs

Daniel Machiela
Alison Schofield

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