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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

Historical Jesus


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Historical Jesus program unit organizes four sessions for the Annual Meeting in 2021. We are inviting papers for two sessions this year. The first is a session dedicated to answering the question "Is the Third Quest Over?" Several scholars have pronounced the Third Quest over, but there has been no real resolution on the issue, which is complicated by arguments over the three-quest schema. The second session focuses on urban Galilee in the time of Jesus. We welcome proposals that relate archaeological research on Galilean cities to the study of the historical Jesus. Both these sessions will also include invited contributors. The third session is a review panel on Tucker Ferda’s book, Jesus, the Gospels, and the Galilean Crisis (T&T Clark, 2018) with invited panelists. Finally, there will be a joint session of the Qumran and Historical Jesus program units, in which invited presenters will explore ways in which study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and of the historical Jesus can be mutually illuminating.

Program Unit Chairs

Cecilia Wassén
James Crossley

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