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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

Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: TOTHS in 2021 will deal with the pedagogical dimension of the Hebrew Scriptures. How much authority, how much flexibility, and how much influence should/could the educators (including professors, teachers, rabbis, and pastors) have in their teaching? How much shall we stick to the text; how much shall we suggest asking the challenging questions from the Bible reading, and how shall we establish the norm and keep the balance? Under this rubric, the first session is a joint session with the Exile and Forced Migrations Unit. On the one hand, we will discuss focusing on the theology of return articulated in the Hebrew Bible and/or Second Temple period literature. On the other hand, we also welcome the papers that bring the new methodologies or educational strategies for the identity build-up in the returned community. The second session will be the open session. Papers that ponder up to the pedagogical issues will be especially welcome. [Note: This session will include two papers postponed from 2020.] The third session and fourth session will be the deferred sessions in 2020. The third session is with the NAPH (National Association of Professors of Hebrew) joint session for the Characterization of YHWH and Moses in conflict (crisis) in the Pentateuch by panelists. The fourth session is also a panel discussion of John J. Collins’ book with invited panelists.

Program Unit Chairs

David Frankel
Soo Kim Sweeney

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