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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation

National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Program Unit Type: Affiliate
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Call For Papers: NAPH is sponsoring four sessions and three co-sponsored sessions. I. Annual Meeting of Officers and Members. II. Book event, Zev Garber and Kenneth Hanson, Judaism and Jesus (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020). Halakhic and Theological issues related to the Jewish advocacy of Jesus then and now are featured. III. Theme: How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? — Where Do We Go from Here? This section, continuing that of 2019 meeting, invites research focusing on topics such as linguistic change, linguistic variation, textual change, and the significance of inscriptions addressed in How Old is the Hebrew Bible? (2018). IV. NAPH and SBL Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures Section are accepting papers for the characterization of YHWH and Moses in ethical conflicts (crises) in the Pentateuch. In this session, we ask how biblical texts assess/depict/deconstruct the ethics of the actions of deity/deities. Contact Soo J. Kim ( Teaching Biblical Hebrew for Reading and Interpretation The 2020 pedagogy session of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew will consider the principles and methods of classroom instruction that promote proficiency in the reading and interpretation of biblical Hebrew texts. Contact: Robert Stallman ( VI. NAPH and Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Session. Papers are invited for a joint non-thematic/open session with the Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Seminar of SBL entitled “Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew.” Papers that address the study of Biblical Hebrew using a well-articulated linguistic method are welcome, and those that apply linguistics to particular Biblical Hebrew constructions or corpuses are especially encouraged. Contact: Jacobus Naudé ( or Tania Notarius ( VII. NAPH and Masorah Studies are co-sponsoring a session on “Using the Masorah to Teach Hebrew.” Papers that address this theme are welcome. Contact Daniel Mynatt (

Program Unit Chairs

Robert C. Stallman
Zev Garber

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