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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

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Meals in the HB/OT and Its World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: In light of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Meals in the HB/OT and Its World unit will host a virtual panel and open discussion on meals/food in times of crisis in ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible. Furthermore, we will reflect on how the current pandemic and our new houshold practices have changed our view on food in ancient Israel. It reflects the following issues: Do we have striking parallels between the current crisis and ancient ones when we look on the centrality of meals? How are virtual meals conceived off/experienced in contrast to face to face meals? Has staying at home and preparing/cooking/eating most of our food at home changed our understanding of food and household practices in the Hebrew Bible?

Program Unit Chairs

Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
Dorothea Erbele-Kuester

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