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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

Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Call for papers SBL 2020: Thematic topics of TOTHS at the 2020 national meeting include: the ethics of biblical scholarship as well as ethics in the Bible. It means we will discuss not only the ethical issues of the Bible but also do critical self-reflections on biblical scholarship in constructive directions. TOTHS will have four sessions. 1) The first session will be a panel discussion of John J. Collins’ book with invited panelists. 2) The second session will accept the papers in a joint session with NAPH (National Association of Professors of Hebrew) for the Characterization of YHWH and Moses in conflict (crisis) in the Pentateuch. In this session, we ask how biblical texts assess/depict/deconstruct the actions of God in relation to Moses. In other words, an ethical approach might note how we understand the role of Moses, who cultivates persistence, empathy for others, and the courage to defy divine wrath. 3) The third session will accept paper proposals on any ethical issues in biblical scholarship. Papers may deal with some or all of the following topics: an analysis of accounts in the Hebrew Bible; ethical reflections on the history of interpretations of a given passage. 4) The fourth session is an open session and will accept the papers for any topic in TOTHS, although the thematic topic of the year, the ethics of biblical scholarship, is especially welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

David Frankel
Soo Kim Sweeney

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