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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

Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: As in previous years, we welcome paper proposals within the broad interdisciplinary framework of iconography and biblical studies. This year, we are particularly interested in papers that explore the use and significance of gestures in text and images. Additionally, there will be a joint session among the “Comparative Method in Biblical Studies,” “Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible,” and “Israelite Prophetic Literature” units. This session will exploring the theme: Divine Bodies in Sacred Texts, Iconography, and Traditions. We invite proposals that examine how divine bodies are constructed or represented in prophetic texts as self-presentations in comparison/contrast to how they function in ancient Near Eastern or various religious texts, iconography, or traditions, including as well as within contemporary contexts. This session will include both invited and proposed papers.

Program Unit Chairs

Izaak J. de Hulster
Joel M. LeMon

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