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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

Transmission of Traditions in the Second Temple Period


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The section will host three sessions in 2021, one session with invited speakers and two open sessions. The first session with invited papers will focus on how the traditions concerning the three “major” prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, developed and changed during the Second Temple period. The papers will address both how the composition, reworking, and reception of the main literary works related to these prophets as well as other works associated with them or engaging with these figures changed the overall traditions. The second session is an open one on the theme “Transmission of Wisdom.” We invite proposals that engage with the transmission of literary works usually discussed under the rubric wisdom literature, the use, reception, and transmission of other literary works in these compositions as well as more conceptual papers discussing what is wisdom and how it is transmitted. The third session is open for all proposals directly related to the topic of the program unit. We hope the proposed papers would deal either with specific empirical evidence of transmission mechanics, like case studies on the use of editorial techniques, or more conceptual matters related to the wider processes of transmitting traditions in the Second Temple period.

Program Unit Chairs

Anja Klein
Mika Pajunen

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