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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

Ritual in the Biblical World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ritual in the Biblical World section will offer at least two planned sessions of papers at the 2020 International Meeting in Adelaide, Australia, plus a joint session. 1) We invite papers for an open session on all aspects of ritual activities, with their textual, as well as archaeological and iconographical expressions, in the larger context of their cultural and religious functions in the ancient Near East and in the ancient Mediterranean area. Papers with a focus on any aspect of ritual theory would be especially welcome. 2) A second session will focus on the topic of how ritual is/can be seen as performative from a theoretical perspective and how the issue links with ritual in the biblical world. 3) The Ritual in the Biblical World program unit is sponsoring a third session which will be a joint session with the Qumran and DSS unit. For this joint session, we invite papers that investigate divinatory practices, ritual cultic activities, or any aspect of communication between people and deity. We invite all who are interested in participating to submit their proposal.

Program Unit Chairs

Giancarlo Voellmy
Pekka Pitkänen

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