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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

Cultic Personnel in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Cultic Personnel in the Biblical World will host two sessions in 2019. The first will be on women cultic personnel in the biblical world. This session will include both invited papers and papers solicited from the open call; we welcome proposals on women as cultic personnel in the biblical world broadly conceived. The second session will be an open session; we welcome proposals on any topic related to the aim of the program unit, though we also encourage proposals that consider the intersection of biblical Israel and empire. 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

Madhavi Nevader
Sarah Shectman

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