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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

Numismatic Evidence and Biblical Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Numismatic Evidence and Biblical Interpretation Section welcomes papers for the 2023 SBL Annual Meeting. We will have three sessions. The first session (open call) invites paper proposals on the numismatic illumination of the social and cultural world of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This may include, but is not limited to, historical, linguistic, cultural and archaeological dimensions. The second session (open call) invites paper proposals which focus on any specific aspect of how ancient coinage illuminates the interpretation of early Christianity or biblical literature, including, among other considerations, epigraphic, iconographic, and historical matters. The third session (invited) consists of a book review of David Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins, sixth edition (American Numismatic Society, 2021).

Program Unit Chairs

David M. May
Michael P. Theophilos

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