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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

Book of Samuel: Narrative, Theology, and Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: At the 2023 meeting the following sessions are planned: 1) An invited session on bloodguilt in Samuel, interacting with David Shepherd's recent book, King David, Innocent Blood, and Bloodguilt (OUP, forthcoming 2023). 2) A themed session on emotions in Samuel jointly sponsored with the Bible and Emotion Section. For this session we are accepting proposals on any aspect of the study of emotion as it relates to the narratives in the Book of Samuel. 3) At least one open session on any aspect of the Book of Samuel. For this open session we welcome proposals on any aspect of the book of Samuel, especially papers which explore different methodologies in interpretation, the dialogue between synchronic and diachronic approaches, and theological concerns.

Program Unit Chairs

Benjamin J.M. Johnson
Song-Mi Suzie Park

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