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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

Poverty in the Biblical World

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year the Poverty in the Biblical World program unit will hold two sessions. SESSION 1 (OPEN): "Borders, Migration, and Climate Crises”: The complex intersections between migration, climate crises, and shifting borders are increasingly recognized and, at times, rejected in political discourses around the world. We invite critical presentations on biblical texts concerned with these issues, broadly understood, as they connect with contemporary concerns and implications, especially for the poor and marginalized in the greater US-Mexico borderlands, including indigenous/1st Nations populations. Presenters will connect prior to SBL 2023 to exchange ideas. SESSION 2 (OPEN): Poverty is contextual and it exists differently across readers. All readers read from a particular economic context (e.g., capitalism) and this context informs how reader’s see poverty (or not). We welcome papers that bring to bear poverty studies and the way it plays a role in the reader’s approach and/or interpretation of a biblical text. For a reader’s economic social location (howsoever defined) affects a reader’s selection of approach, choice of biblical text, topic/theme, and/or interpretation of a text.

Program Unit Chairs

Francisco Lozada, Jr.
Kelly Murphy

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