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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

Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: “African Biblical Hermeneutics,” “Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible,” and “Israelite Prophetic Literature” sections jointly welcome papers (for three sessions) that examine the themes of exodus and liberation in the Hebrew Bible (and beyond). Papers may analyze explicit reference(s) to the exodus event, the motif of a second exodus, or liberation more broadly construed. We are particularly interested in papers that go beyond offering philological or historical-critical analysis of texts to consider their reception by or application to contemporary liberative movements, such as the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter campaign. This session will give attention to how these texts question power and authority and how they have been or might be used to address various forms of oppression, whether based on race/ethnicity, sex/gender, class, nationality, ableism, etc. Presenters are also encouraged to reflect on their own social or cultural contexts, considering how their social location affects the way these texts are read and understood. There will also be one “open” session. Proposals can be on any element of intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible. We do encourage papers that explore similar topics to our joint-sessions, but this is not required. [Note: This session will include two papers postponed from 2020.]

Program Unit Chairs

Todd Hibbard
Shelley L. Birdsong

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