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Meeting Program Units

2020 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/21/2020
Meeting Ends11/24/2020

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

Requirements for Participation

Wisdom and Apocalypticism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Wisdom and Apocalypticism program unit will hold three sessions at the 2020 SBL Annual Meeting in Boston. The first is an invited session, “Engagement with the Torah in the Wisdom of Solomon,” which will explore the ways in which the text interprets and utilizes the Torah in comparison to other Second Temple literature. The second, “Spiritual Exercise and Wisdom: Formation of the Subject II,” is also an invited session. Papers will consider new dimensions in the study of the subject in antiquity, highlighting discourses of asceticism, confession, therapy, and reading as a mode of self-examination. The third session is open and we welcome submissions on any topic that relates to sapiential and/or apocalyptic traditions in early Jewish and/or Christian literature. This year, papers that deal directly with the Wisdom of Solomon will be especially considered. Submissions are particularly encouraged from women and underrepresented minorities.

Program Unit Chairs

Jason M. Zurawski
Emma Wasserman

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