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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

Historical Jesus


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Historical Jesus program unit organizes three sessions for the Annual Meeting. We are welcoming papers for a special session dedicated to answering the question of "Is the Third Quest Over?" Several scholars have pronounced the Third Quest over, but there has been no real resolution on the issue, which is complicated of course by arguments over the three-quest schema. We are inviting contributors to engage with this issue. In addition, a second session focuses on urban Galilee (Sepphoris, Tiberias, and Migdal in particular) in the time of Jesus. Invited speakers will relate the latest archaeological research on Galilean cities to the study of the historical Jesus. The third session is a review panel on Tucker Ferda’s book, Jesus, the Gospels, and the Galilean Crisis (T&T Clark, 2018). The panelists in this session are invited in advance.

Program Unit Chairs

Cecilia Wassén
James Crossley

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