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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 Genesis Program Unit will have three sessions in 2019, two open and one closed, as follows. (1) The first is a joint session with the Assyriology and the Bible program unit entitled “Genesis in the Mesopotamian Context.” We invite papers comparing and contrasting texts from the various cuneiform traditions and Genesis. In addition, we welcome papers for this special joint session on the contextual (comparative) method generally, including the history of the relationship between the disciplines from pan-Babylonianism to the present. (2) Second, the Genesis Program Unit will have an open session and we welcome proposals on any topic related to the interpretation of Genesis for this open session. (3) The third event is a closed, joint session with the Pentateuch Program Unit on recent interpretations of Genesis 6:1-4.

Program Unit Chairs

Bill T. Arnold
Naomi A. Steinberg

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