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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

Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2023 Annual Meeting, the Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures program unit will hold two sessions. (1) The first seeks papers that address the current state of the field and possible future directions regarding social scientific approaches to the Hebrew Bible and related texts. We are especially interested in work that focuses on research from one or more of the core social scientific disciplines: anthropology, political science, psychology, and sociology. This session will consist of several invited papers, but proposals addressing the session’s theme in creative ways will also be carefully considered. (2) A second session is an invited panel with new research that engages Aubrey Buster's new book Remembering the Story of Israel: Historical Summaries and Memory Formation in Second Temple Judaism (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

Program Unit Chairs

Eric X. Jarrard
Rosanne Liebermann

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