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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

Children in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This section explores the child characters in the Bible, investigates the lives of children in the ancient world, and evaluates how biblical texts affect children in the post-biblical world. We will host two sessions in 2023. For our open session we invite traditional research in biblical studies, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to the topic. Papers addressing children in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, intertestamental literature, as well as rabbinic and related texts are welcome. Our themed session invites papers on the education and celebration of children. Education might include the formal education of children in schools, trades and apprenticeship, and the domestic sphere. Papers on celebration might address the ways in which ancient children celebrated and were celebrated, such as through formal rites of passage, games, and play

Program Unit Chairs

John W. Martens
Kristine Garroway

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