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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

Biblical Characters in Three Traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Indigenous Characters in the Three Traditions This year’s seminar will examine those characters — humans, animals and vegetation — of the “pre-“ eras. These might include, but are not limited to, plants and animals of the pre-human world (during days 1–5 of creation); plants and living creatures of the pre-transgression period; pre-deluge peoples, species and characters; pre-Tower of Babel humans; pre-settlement seven peoples of Canaan; pre-Islamic so called "natural monotheism" (hanifiyya); pre-Muhammadan Arab prophets; and so on. The seminar will examine their presentation and treatment in scripture and reception history, in primordial times and later times (e.g., Hittites during King David’s kingship); as a group or as individuals (e.g., Cain’s family; Uriah; Og King of Bashan; Mamre, Eshkol and Aner; The Gibeonites; Sisera; Aravna; etc.); their relationship with later nations; and other aspects of such characters. Papers are invited that examine the presentation of these indigenous characters through one, or more, of the Three Traditions, using a single or several perspectives, such as theology, literature, history, archaeology, art, or other disciplines.

Program Unit Chairs

Zohar Hadromi-Allouche

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