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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

Book of the Twelve Prophets

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Book of the Twelve section will hold three sessions in 2023. For all sessions we accept papers: 1. Open Session: We invite papers dealing with textual, literary, historical, religious, and ideological aspects of the Book of the Twelve Prophets. The section is interested in understanding individual passages as well as all phases of the development of this book/corpus. 2. Session (partly invited): Hope and (political) restoration in the Book of the Twelve. We welcome papers that illuminate the historical circumstances and political interests associated with the idea of restoration. Papers may engage questions such as, but not limited to, in which situations does hope for restoration occur, who are the driving political forces, and which traditions are used? 4. Joint Session with the Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible session: The Book of the Twelve in its textual history: The session welcomes papers dealing with any aspect of the textual history of the individual books and the whole of the Twelve, yet it will give a preference to proposals that explore the textual character of the corpus in various extant collections (MT, LXX, Dead Sea scrolls, a.o.) as a means of understanding the history of the formation and transmission of this collection and individual compositions.

Program Unit Chairs

Nicholas R. Werse
Ruth Ebach

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