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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2023 San Antonio meeting, we will have an invited panel (co-sponsored with the Genesis and Deuteronomy groups) devoted to the topic of women and critical methodologies in the study of the Pentateuch. While the number of women in the field has increased steadily in recent decades, relatively few use the traditional critical methodologies in their research. This invited panel will explore reasons women biblical scholars tend to eschew source, form, and redaction critical methodologies in work focused on the Pentateuch. A second invited session will be a text workshop on Exodus 1–2 with particular emphasis not only on key questions of composition but also the representation of women and female agency within the text. We also will host two open sessions in 2022. Paper proposals in all areas of Pentateuchal research are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

Dominik Markl
Julia Rhyder

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