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Meeting Program Units

2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

Requirements for Participation

Qumran


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran Section has three goals: (1) It provides a forum for scholarly discussion of any aspect of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the material culture of Qumran, and the history, literature, and worldviews of the people associated with them. (2) It encourages new discussions and new approaches in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls studies. (3) It strives for integrating the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls with other fields of biblical and related studies. In 2021 the Section will co-host two invited sessions. The first will be a joint session of the Qumran and Formation of Isaiah program units, in which invited presenters will look at various ways in which the Qumran Isaiah manuscripts contribute to our knowledge of the formation and transmission of that book, and of transmission and editing processes more generally. The second will be a joint session of the Qumran and Historical Jesus program units, in which invited presenters will explore ways in which study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and of the historical Jesus can be mutually illuminating. In addition, we welcome proposals for two open-call sessions. We commit ourselves to balance senior and junior voices. In order to maximize opportunities for presenters, scholars should not present more than two years in succession. This restriction does not apply to invited papers.

Program Unit Chairs

Daniel Machiela
Alison Schofield

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