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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

Hellenistic Judaism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Hellenistic Judaism Unit will organize three sessions at the 2019 San Diego meeting. Paper proposals are accepted for two sessions. The first is an open session: we invite submissions on any topic in the field of Hellenistic Judaism. The second is a session dedicated to “Jews and the military in the Hellenistic and Roman periods”: we invite paper proposals on topics which may include, among others, the Jews in the armies of the Diadochi and Hellenistic kingdoms, ‘Jews of Onias’ and the garrisons in Ptolemaic Egypt, the armies of the Maccabees and the Hasmoneans, the soldiers of the Judaean revolts, Jews and the Roman army, etc. Paper proposers are asked to indicate for which of the two sessions their papers are intended. In addition, a third session will be by invitation only and deal with fixtures and appurtenances of ancient synagogues, that is, the role and function of architectural elements such as niches, water installations, side rooms, tables, seats, light fixtures, etc. in the synagogues of antiquity.

Program Unit Chairs

Lutz Doering
Sandra Gambetti

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