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Meeting Program Units

2020 International Meeting

Adelaide, Australia

Meeting Begins7/5/2020
Meeting Ends7/9/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 10/23/2019
Call for Papers Closes: 1/29/2020

Requirements for Participation

Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2020 meeting in Adelaide, Australia, the Qumran and Dead Sea Scrolls program unit is inviting proposals for four sessions: two special topics sessions, one joint session, and one open session. The first special topic is entitled, "The Demons, Monsters, and Magic in the Qumran Scrolls." Proposals should specify the Qumran texts under examination and the specific methodological approach that will be used to analyze those texts. The second special topic is "Archaeology and the Material culture of Qumran and Masada." We welcome papers that make a concerted effort to bring the study of archaeology and material culture to bear on the analysis of the texts from either site. Special preference will be given to papers that integrate the analysis of material culture with the texts discovered at those sites. This archaeology session will have an invited respondent. The Qumran and DSS program unit is sponsoring a third session which will be a joint session with the Ritual and Biblical World unit. For this joint session, we invite papers that investigate divinatory practices, ritual cultic activities, or any aspect of communication between people and deity. The fourth session is a totally open session. All submitted proposals should be well-articulated, clearly specify the texts or artifacts under discussion, and identify the approaches used in the study.

Program Unit Chairs

Angela Kim Harkins
Hanna Tervanotko

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