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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

Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We will offer two sessions and co-sponsor a third. (1) The first session is an invited panel that investigates the impact of forced migrations on the legal and prophetic texts of ancient Israel, focusing especially on how the experiences of the deportations shaped the political reflections underlying those texts. (2) The second session is entitled Late Antique reception histories of biblical flight: Part II post-Constantinian period This pre-arranged panel, sponsored by the SBL program unite Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature, is the second of two invitational sessions (the first in 2019) on the reception histories of biblical exile in the long late-antiquity. Many early Christian and non-Christian thinkers looked to biblical text(s) for types and models of flight. Invitees are asked to engage the topic of biblical exile and its reception in the late ancient period. This second session will engage the post-Constantinian period (the first session covered the pre-Constantinian period). Speakers are also encouraged to explore the various methodological approaches to studying exile such as discourse analysis, space/place theory, digital humanities, material culture, etc. A select number of papers will be published in an edited volume. (3) The third session will be cosponsored with Social History of Judaism and Christianity. It would be a book review session of Jennifer Barry's book Bishops in Flight.

Program Unit Chairs

Mark Wade Hamilton

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