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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

Assyriology and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In San Antonio, the Assyriology and the Bible Section will host an invited, joint session to review Cornelia Wunsch’s book Judeans by the Waters of Babylon: New Historical Evidence in Cuneiform Sources from Rural Babylonia Primarily from the Schøyen Collection, together with the Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature Section. A second session will be a joint session between the Book of Ezekiel and Assyriology and the Bible on Ezekiel in Mesopotamian Contexts. We invite papers exploring the connections between the book of Ezekiel and its Mesopotamian contexts. Papers exploring ritual, literary, cultic, and historical themes are especially welcome. Proposals for this joint session should be submitted to the Ezekiel group. This year, the Assyriology and the Bible section also welcomes papers on the topic of emotions as expressed in ancient Near Eastern and biblical material. Potential papers may consider the role of emotions in literary, religious, and historical contexts. Assyriology and the Bible will also host an open session, for which we will consider proposals on any subject related to the study of both Assyriology and the Bible.

Program Unit Chairs

Gina Konstantopoulos
Rannfrid I. Lasine Thelle

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