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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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Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology unit is hosting three sessions for the 2023 meeting and co-sponsoring a fourth session with the Historiography and the Hebrew Bible program unit, focused on early Judah. First, we are planning an invited session discussing the ongoing excavations at Tel Moza, which have unearthed two temples dated to the Iron Age. The existence of the two temples and the plan of the large and main temple, which recalls the biblical description of Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem, as well as its paraphernalia, require a reevaluation of fundamental aspects in the study of cult and religion in ancient Judah. Second, we are hosting a book review panel, focused on Susan Ackerman’s new book Women and the Religion of Ancient Israel (Yale, 2022), which will include the author and four invited panelists. Third, we invite papers for an open session. We welcome any paper proposal that fosters discussion about the relationship between archaeology in all its aspects (including survey, excavation, and epigraphic data) and the history of the ancient Israelite kingdoms and/or the Hebrew Bible.

Program Unit Chairs

Kerry Sonia
Kristine Garroway

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