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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

Early Jewish Christian Relations


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2021 Annual Meeting, the Early Jewish Christian Relations program unit plans three sessions, the first two of which invite submissions. 1) A session titled Early Jewish Christian Relations and Epigraphy: New Data and New Methods, co-sponsored with the Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World program unit. The last two decades have seen extraordinary advances in the corpus of Roman-period Jewish inscriptions available to scholars. Research on EJCR can now utilize the recently-published critical editions of Jewish inscriptions by D. Noy, W. Horbury, W. Ameling, A. Panayotov, and H. Bloedhorn (Jewish Inscriptions of… and Inscriptiones Judaicae Orientis) as well as the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae by H. Cotton, L. Di Segni, W. Eck, A. Ecker, B. Isaac, A. Kushnir-Stein, H. Misgav, J. Price, I. Roll, P. Weiß, and A. Yardeni, the remaining four volumes of which are due out this year. This session addresses the use of inscriptions in the field of Early Jewish Christian Relations. Papers that present new methods for analyzing inscriptions are particularly welcome. 2) a session titled Early Jewish Christian Relations Without the New Testament. We invite papers on any topic that engage Jewish-Christian relations from the perspective of extra-canonical sources, particularly those from the 3rd-6th centuries. 3) An invited panel titled Careers in Early Jewish Christian Relations, in which senior scholars reflect on the trajectories of the field and their own work during their careers, and then engage in conversation with junior scholars about possible future directions for the field.

Program Unit Chairs

Eric Smith
Shira L. Lander

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