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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

Hellenistic Judaism


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2021 SBL Annual Meeting in San Antonio the Hellenistic Judaism section organizes three sessions. 1) Open Call: Topics in Hellenistic Judaism We invite papers on any aspect of the following topics in Hellenistic Judaism: the history of Judaism in the Hellenistic period broadly conceived, from the conquests of Alexander the Great to the principate of Hadrian; the political, social and cultural history of Judaea and Jewish communities in this period; evidence for Greek-speaking Judaism in antiquity (that is, “Hellenistic” in its linguistic sense); and the interactions of Jews of this period with the cultures and peoples of the hellenistic worlds in which they lived. 2)Open Call: The Samaritans, from Alexander the Great to the end of the first century CE We invite papers on the Samaritans in the period from Alexander the Great to the end of the first century CE. While we welcome a broad range of topics, priority will be given to the following: responses to new research in Samaritan studies; the archaeology of Samaria; the Wadi Daliyeh documents; evidence from the Samaritan diaspora; potentially Samaritan literary sources known from later authors (e.g. Pseudo-Eupolemus); sources on Samaritan-Jewish relations; Josephus’ presentation of Samaria and the Samaritans. 3)Invited Book Review Panel of Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint (HTLS). Volume1. Ed. Eberhard Bons (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020.

Program Unit Chairs

René Bloch
Professor Sarah Pearce

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