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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

Children in the Biblical World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Children in the Biblical World section will sponsor three sessions in 2020. The first will be an open session. We invite submission on any topic related to children and the Bible, the ancient world, or how biblical texts affect children in the post-biblical world. Papers in the second session will explore the role of children in religion, specifically within the context of worship, the domestic cult, the Temple, synagogue, or church life. Papers may focus on children as members of an Israelite or Jewish community, an early Christian community, a diaspora community, or other migrant community. Finally, there will be joint-sessions with the “Israelite Prophetic Literature” section (these sessions will include some invited papers, but additional proposals are welcomed). “Violence against Women and/or Children within the Prophetic Texts”: This joint-session will focus on violence against women and/or children, particularly within the prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible. Especially welcomed are papers that give voice to the silent or silenced victims, or objects of violence in the texts. Papers pertaining to the relevant interdisciplinary issues are welcomed as well.

Program Unit Chairs

John W. Martens
Kristine Garroway

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