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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

Economics in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2023 meeting, this unit will hold two sessions. One will be a joint panel (co-sponsored with the Prophetic Texts and their Ancient Contexts seminar) with invited papers on eighth century BCE prophetic literature and economics. For the other session, we are accepting submissions for a panel focusing on the temple economy in the Herodian/Roman period. What is the role of the temple in the overall political-economic structure and dynamics of Judaea under the Roman empire, prior to the temple's destruction? When did this structure emerge? How was it maintained? What roles did the temple play in the social, political, and economic relations between the inhabitants of Jerusalem/Judaea and the neighboring peoples/places (e.g., Samaria, Transjordan, Idumea, Maresha)?

Program Unit Chairs

Davis Hankins
Lisbeth S. Fried
Roger S. Nam

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