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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

Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature Section welcomes papers that highlight comparisons between the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Near Eastern texts. We especially appreciate contributions that establish new points of overlap and illuminate the source material in fresh and unexpected ways. This year we will hold: 1) one or two open sessions for papers that adopt a comparative approach; 2) one open session on the topic: “Ritual Texts in the Ancient Near East.” The Ritual Texts session is co-sponsored with Religions of Israel and Judah in Their West Asian Environment.

Program Unit Chairs

Alice Mandell

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