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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


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: At the 2023 Annual Meeting, we will have a) two open sessions on Joshua and Judges. Papers dealing with any topic related to either book are welcome. In addition, we will have b) a third open session focusing specifically on “Joshua as a Deuteronomistic Book”: How precisely does the Book of Joshua fit within the overall context of Deuteronomism? Is there a consistent editorial technique of applying legal and conceptual standards from Deuteronomy to the portrayal of the conquest and distribution of the land or are we rather dealing with punctual references and allusions? How can the Deuteronomisms that are attested throughout the book in varying densities be evaluated in light of the book’s literary development? Scholars wishing to address any of the above aspects are encouraged to apply.

Program Unit Chairs

Christoph Berner
Nili Wazana

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