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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

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Connecting John: Intertextualities, Contexts, Reception

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The “Connecting John” consultation plans to hold three sessions during the 2023 SBL Annual Meeting. (1) The first will be an invited panel co-sponsored with the Johannine Literature Unit on the theme of “John within Judaism.” (2) The second will be an open call panel focused on “John and the Hebrew Bible.” Proposals should explore John’s practice of quoting, alluding to, or echoing Hebrew Bible or LXX/Old Greek texts and consider how the textual relationships and the connections created contribute to the theological shape of the gospel. The panel is open to engagement across the Gospel, but it is especially keen on accepting papers addressing John’s Passion Narrative and/or the events linked to it from ch. 11 onward. Analyses may be informed by ancient Christian hermeneutics and theological interpretation that made use of the HB/OT to read these passages. The panel is also open to papers on methodologies for identifying intertextualities. (3) The third session is an open call for papers connecting John to other objects of study, ancient or modern, including narratives, letters, apocalypses, apocryphal acts, and artistic representations.

Program Unit Chairs

Hugo Méndez
Stefano Salemi

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