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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

Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew program unit solicits papers for four sessions: The FIRST SESSION, co-sponsored with NAPH, is open and entitled “Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew.” Papers that address the study of Biblical Hebrew using a well-articulated linguistic theory and/or apply linguistics to particular Biblical Hebrew constructions or corpuses are welcome. The SECOND SESSION is a thematic session entitled “Samaritan Hebrew and Dialectal Diversity in Second Temple Hebrew.” Papers which address linguistic features of Samaritan Hebrew and/or its relationship to other varieties of ancient Hebrew, such as the Tiberian tradition of Biblical Hebrew, are welcome. The THIRD SESSION is a thematic session entitled “Syntax of Late Biblical Hebrew.” Papers will bring together various linguistic and philological approaches and will present new findings in this field, discuss previous studies and methodologies, and explore the broader implications of LBH syntax for the understanding of the variety referred to as LBH and its place in the intricate fabric of Biblical and post-biblical Hebrew varieties. The FOURTH SESSION, co-sponsored with the Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible Section, is entitled “The Intersection of Text and Language in the Hebrew Bible: Innovative Tools and Methods.” It examines the juncture of linguistics and textual criticism, with an emphasis on the use of electronic tools. Especially welcome are papers that both demonstrate practical application of such tools and contribute to the unravelling of specific textual-linguistic issues.

Program Unit Chairs

Jacobus A. Naude
Tania Notarius

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