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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

Book of Psalms


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In addition to an open session (for which all kinds of papers on the Psalms are welcome), the Book of Psalms Group will have two sessions devoted to specific topics: Metonymy and Metaphor in the Poetry of the Book of Psalms -This session is a continuation of the 2017 session (Boston SBL) which explored metonymy and metaphor in the book of Psalms. We welcome all papers that deal with metaphor and/or metonymy in the poetry of the Psalms, but we are particularly interested in papers that address any of the following matters: (1) how metonymy and metaphor work in tandem and how they function differently, (2) how poetry is uniquely utilized in conjunction with metonymy and metaphor, (3) how the use of metonymy and metaphor in the Psalms may differ in its usage in other forms of biblical poetry, and (4) poetic analyses of metaphor and metonymy in specific psalms that bring fresh exegetical insights. This session will have respondents; therefore, presenters are required to submit drafts by August 31. Martin Luther and the Psalms – This session will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the publication of Luther’s first Psalms commentary. Papers will explore topics related to Luther’s contribution to the interpretation of Psalms. The session will consist of invited papers; however, related proposals will be considered.

Program Unit Chairs

Christine Jones
Karl Jacobson

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