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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

Israelite Prophetic Literature


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Israelite Prophetic Literature section will sponsor four sessions in 2021 and now accepts proposals: (1) “African Biblical Hermeneutics,” “Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible,” and “Israelite Prophetic Literature” sections jointly welcome papers 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. (2) We will again host joint-sessions with “Children in the Biblical World” section; the sessions will include some deferred papers from 2020, but additional proposals are also welcomed. The joint-sessions will focus on violence against women and/or children, particularly within the prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible. (3) We will also sponsor a session of invited papers. This session will be a roundtable discussion of in-progress commentaries on Hosea. The authors of the commentaries will briefly discuss their works-in-progress, as well as the task of commentary writing, and there will be extended time for panel and audience discussion. (4) “OPEN” session (accepting proposals) with papers on a broad range of topics dealing with prophetic literature. Papers that fall within the scope of this year’s themes in our joint-sessions may also be presented here.

Program Unit Chairs

Hyun Chul Paul Kim

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