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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

Assyriology and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In San Antonio, the Assyriology and the Bible Section will host a special invited session on "The Image of the City in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Contexts,” focusing how the city was conceived and represented within these related contexts and investigating how those representations may – or may not – align with the reality of the city itself. In addition, we will be hosting a special joint session with the Prophetic Texts in their Ancient Contexts Section on “Hope”: hope as an emotion, as world view, cultic or political action, or documentary/textual or visual expression. We welcome proposals from a variety of perspectives and materials (prophetic literature, mantic literature more broadly, material culture, iconography, ritual phenomenology). Proposals should concern the intersection of biblical texts/world and ancient Mesopotamia. Other and later ancient contexts will also be considered. Proposals should be submitted to the Assyriology and the Bible Program Unit. Additionally, Assyriology and the Bible will host open sessions, for which we accept proposals on any subject related to the study of both Assyriology and the Bible.

Program Unit Chairs

Jeffrey L. Cooley
Rannfrid I. Lasine Thelle

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