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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

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Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Wisdom Section seeks to provide a forum for the exploration of new ideas in the study of Israelite and cognate conceptions of wisdom, focusing on wisdom in the Hebrew Bible and Deuterocanon along with related literature from elsewhere in the ancient Near East. Paper proposals related to this topic are invited for two open sessions. This section will also host an invited session on writing commentaries on Qoheleth and a joint session with the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures unit on “Theological Perspectives on Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible.” For this joint session, we invite paper proposals that explore the tensive relationship between Wisdom and Revelation in the Hebrew Bible and pose questions such as: How can or should Wisdom be incorporated into an integrated account of Hebrew Bible theology? How do the texts of the Hebrew Bible and/or the later Jewish and Christian (or other) traditions negotiate the tensions between wisdom and revelation?

Program Unit Chairs

Mark Sneed
Will Kynes

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