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Call for Papers

2008 Annual Meeting


Meeting Begins11/22/2008
Meeting Ends11/25/2008

Call for Papers Opens: 11/17/2007
Call for Papers Closes: 2/29/2008

Requirements for Participation

  Program Units

Poster Session
Sections offer the broadest access to the meeting program. Volunteer paper proposals are welcome.
Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies
African Biblical Hermeneutics
African-American Biblical Hermeneutics
Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative
Aramaic Studies
Archaeological Excavations and Discoveries: Illuminating the Biblical World
Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World
Archaeology of the Biblical World
Art and Religions of Antiquity
Assyriology and the Bible
Bakhtin and the Biblical Imagination
Bible and Cultural Studies
Bible and Popular Culture
Bible and Visual Art
Bible in Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions
Bible Translation
Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism
Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics
Biblical Hebrew Poetry
Biblical Law
Book of Acts
Book of Ezekiel
Book of Psalms
Book of the Twelve Prophets
Children in the Biblical World
Christian Apocrypha
Christian Theology and the Bible
Computer Assisted Research
Construction of Christian Identities
Corpus Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti
Deuteronomistic History
Didache in Context
Disputed Paulines
Early Jewish Christian Relations
Ecological Hermeneutics
Egyptology and Ancient Israel
Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible
Formation of Luke and Acts
Greco-Roman Religions
Greek Bible
Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World
Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology
Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature
Hellenistic Judaism
Hellenistic Moral Philosophy and Early Christianity
Historical Jesus
History and Literature of Early Rabbinic Judaism
History of Interpretation
Homiletics and Biblical Studies
Ideological Criticism
Israelite Prophetic Literature
Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World
Jewish Christianity / Christian Judaism
Johannine Literature
John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern
Latter-day Saints and the Bible
Letters of James, Peter, and Jude
Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew
Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism
New Testament Textual Criticism
Paleographical Studies in the Ancient Near East
Pauline Epistles
Psychology and Biblical Studies
Qur'an and Biblical Literature
Reading, Theory, and the Bible
Religions of Israel and Judah in Their West Asian Environment
Religious Experience in Antiquity
Rhetoric and Early Christianity
Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity
Semiotics and Exegesis
Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism
Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures
Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament
Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity
Synoptic Gospels
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
The Bible in Ancient (and Modern) Media
Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures
Ugaritic Studies and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy
Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible
Violence and Representations of Violence in Antiquity
Warfare in Ancient Israel
Wisdom and Apocalypticism
Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions
Women in the Biblical World
Z 2012 Test PU
Groups pursue long-range, collaborative research projects that require active participation. They are focused more broadly than Seminars, more narrowly than Sections.
Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics
Contextual Biblical Interpretation
Early Christian Families
Future of the Past: Biblical and Cognate Studies for the Twenty-First Century
Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible
Gospel of Mark
Ideology, Culture, and Translation
John, Jesus, and History
Lament in Sacred Texts and Cultures
Literature and History of the Persian Period
Mapping Memory: Tradition, Texts, and Identity
Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds
Paul and Politics
Pauline Theology
Philo of Alexandria
Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts
Redescribing Christian Origins
Religious World of Late Antiquity
Romans through History and Cultures
The Book of Isaiah
Theological Interpretation of Scripture
Writing/Reading Jeremiah
Seminars are established around well-defined research topics or projects with specific publication plans. Seminars have limited membership but permit auditors. Papers are discussed, not read.
Meals in the Greco-Roman World
New Testament Mysticism Project
Paul and Scripture
Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity
Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making
Consultations are exploratory program units focused on new areas of interest. Volunteer proposals are occasionally welcome.
Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible
Bible, Myth, and Myth Theory
Christianity in Egypt: Scripture, Tradition, and Reception
Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation
Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy
Ethics and Biblical Interpretation
Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature
Extent of Theological Diversity in Earliest Christianity
Function of Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings in Early Judaism and Early Christianity
Hebrew Bible and Political Theory
Intertextuality in the New Testament
Latino/a/e and Latin American Biblical Interpretation
LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics
Orality, Textuality, and the Formation of the Hebrew Bible
Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Texts
Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible
Rethinking the Concept and Categories of 'Bible' in Antiquity
Ritual in the Biblical World
Sabbath in Text and Tradition
Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement
Scripture as Artifact
Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context
Transmission of Traditions in the Second Temple Period
zTest Program Unit
Workshops offer participants and attendees hands-on, practical experience. Paper proposals are occasionally welcome.
Best Practices in Teaching
Service-Learning and Biblical Studies
Textual Criticism of the Historical Books
SBL Committees
Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession
SBL Forum
Academy of Homiletics
Adventist Society for Religious Studies
African Association for the Study of Religions
Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars
Association for Case Teaching
Christian Theological Research Fellowship
Ethnic Chinese Biblical Colloquium
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Karl Barth Society of North America
Korean Biblical Colloquium
Masoretic Studies
National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Nida Institute
North American Association for the Study of Religion
Novum Testamentum Graecum: Editio Critica Maior
Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Society for Pentecostal Studies
Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies (SARTS)
Søren Kierkegaard Society
Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion


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