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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

Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible section will host two sessions in Boston. Together with the Theological Reflections on the Book of Ezekiel section, we will co-sponsor an open session on metaphorical language in the book of Ezekiel. We are seeking papers that explore a range of issues related to the selection, deployment, and interpretation of metaphors in Ezekiel, including the meaning of individual metaphors, the broader patterns of metaphor usage that emerge in the book, and the role metaphors play in the shaping of Ezekiel’s theological message. We especially welcome papers that focus on metaphors other than the often-considered JERUSALEM IS A WOMAN (Ezekiel 16, 23) and LEADERS ARE SHEPHERDS (Ezekiel 34) metaphors. Proposals can be submitted to either this section or the Theological Reflections on the book of Ezekiel section. The second session consists of a panel of invited papers that engage with the newly published volume, Networks of Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible (BETL, 2020) and the related topic of mixed metaphors.

Program Unit Chairs

Ryan Bonfiglio

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