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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

Children in the Biblical World


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: ¬The Children in the Biblical World section will host two joint-sessions this year. The first session will be co-hosted with “Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology.” The sessions will address motherhood and we invite papers that think creatively about all aspects of motherhood as presented at the nexus of Hebrew Bible, history, and archaeology. We will again host joint-sessions with “Israelite Prophetic Literature”; the sessions will include some deferred papers from 2020, but additional proposals are also welcomed. The joint-sessions with Israelite Prophet Literature will focus on violence against women and/or children, particularly within the prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible. In addition to our joint sessions, we will have two general sessions. Papers in the first session will explore children as a marginalized group: children who are enslaved, disabled, poor, or otherwise marginalized. Papers may focus on children as members of an Israelite or Jewish community, an early Christian community, a diaspora community, or other migrant community. The second session is an open session dedicated to any topic related to children and the Bible, the ancient world, or how biblical texts affect children in the post-biblical world. We especially welcome papers addressing children in the New Testament, Intertestamental Period, or Early Christianity.

Program Unit Chairs

John W. Martens
Kristine Garroway

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