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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

Book of Deuteronomy


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Deuteronomy Program Unit will entertain proposals for a limited number of papers on topics related to the origin, growth, or reception of the book of Deuteronomy. For the 2021 annual meeting, we will co-sponsor a session with the Biblical Law Program Unit consisting of invited papers on the topic “Is Deuteronomy Law?” The session explores the ways in which law and narrative interact in the Book of Deuteronomy. The laws themselves draw attention to their narrative qualities as they describe cases and prescribe outcomes. At times, they refer to national history. More broadly, how does consideration of the narrative context affect our understanding of what appears to be legislation? Indeed, in context, can it be called legislation at all? The Program Unit will also host a session of papers held over from the previous year, and another open session of papers submitted this year. N.B., All abstracts will be anonymized for voting purposes to ensure equity.

Program Unit Chairs

Bill T. Arnold
Harald Samuel

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