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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

Historiography and the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Historiography and the Hebrew Bible program unit invites paper proposals that examine specific historical questions or topics that pertain to the texts of the Hebrew Bible. Papers that engage contemporary debates surrounding the theories and methods of history writing are particularly welcome. In addition to one or more open session(s), we also invite paper proposals for a special session on "Memory in Practice," featuring a combination of invited and proposed papers that reflect on the meaning, the potentiality, and the pitfalls of memory as a conceptual framework in the study of ancient Israel. We will also co-host a session of invited papers with the Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology unit on Omer Sergi's recently published "The Two Houses of Israel: State Formation in Israel and Judah and the Origins of Pan-Israelite Identity" (SBL). The goal of this book panel will be to use Sergi's book as a point of departure for a provocative and stimulating discussion of present research and future directions in the fields of Bible and Archaeology, especially in relation to historiographic practices.

Program Unit Chairs

Lauren A. S. Monroe
Mahri Leonard-Fleckman

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