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Call for Papers

2009 International Meeting
Celebrating the Centenary of the PBI

Rome, Italy

Meeting Begins6/30/2009
Meeting Ends7/4/2009

Call for Papers Opens: 9/15/2008
Call for Papers Closes: 1/31/2009

Requirements for Participation

  Program Units

Poster Session
Sections offer the broadest access to the meeting program. Volunteer paper proposals are welcome.
Ancient Near East
Apocalyptic Literature
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Art and Religions of Antiquity
Bible and Its Influence: History and Impact
Bible and Music
Bible and Visual Culture
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom
Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity
Biblical Studies and Technology
Biblical Theology
Catholic Epistles
Comparative Studies of Literature from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods
Concept Analysis and the Hebrew Bible
Critical Theory and Biblical Interpretation
Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy
Ecological Hermeneutics
Epigraphical and Paleological Studies Pertaining to the Biblical World
Expressions of Religion in Israel
Feminist Interpretations
Genesis 18-19
Greco-Roman World
Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World
Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics
Ideology, Culture, and Translation
Johannine Literature
Language and Linguistics
Methods in Hebrew Bible Studies
Methods in New Testament Studies
Mind, Society, and Tradition
Palestine and Babylon: Two Jewish Late Antique Cultures and Their Interrelation
Paul and Pauline Literature
Pentateuch (Torah)
Professional Issues
Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Relevance Theory and Biblical Interpretation
Synoptic Gospels
Textual Criticism: Manuscripts & Methods
Whence and Whither?: Methodology and the Future of Biblical Studies
Writings (including Psalms)
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.
Biblical Characters in Three Traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)
Pericope: Scripture as Written and Read in Antiquity
Syriac Lexicography
Consultations are exploratory program units focused on new areas of interest. Volunteer proposals are occasionally welcome.
Bible in Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism
Place, Space, and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Representations of Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible
Workshops offer participants and attendees hands-on, practical experience. Paper proposals are occasionally welcome.
Text Criticism Workshop on Samuel and Kings
SBL Committees
Status of Women in the Profession
Bethsaida Excavations Project

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