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Call for Papers

2012 International Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meeting Begins7/22/2012
Meeting Ends7/26/2012

Call for Papers Opens: 10/15/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 1/31/2012

Requirements for Participation

  Program Units

Sections offer the broadest access to the meeting program. Volunteer paper proposals are welcome.
“Others” and the Construction of Early Christian Identities (EABS)
Ancient Near East
Anthropology and Sociology of the Bible (EABS)
Apocalyptic Literature
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Archaeology and Diaspora Judaism
Bible and Its Influence: History and Impact
Bible and the Moving Image
Bible and the Visual Arts (EABS)
Bible and Visual Culture
Bible in Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom
Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity
Biblical Theology
Canonical Approaches to the Bible (EABS)
Catholic Epistles
Comparative Studies of Literature from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods
Concept Analysis and the Hebrew Bible
Cultural Memory in Biblical Exegesis (EABS)
Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies, Early Jewish and Christian Studies (EABS)
Early Christianity (EABS)
Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy
Early Judaism and Rabbinics (EABS)
Ecological Hermeneutics
Epigraphical and Paleological Studies Pertaining to the Biblical World
European Seminar in Historical Methodology (EABS)
Exile and Identity in the Hebrew Bible and Related Literature (EABS)
Expressions of Religion in Israel
Feminist Interpretations
Gender Criticism and the Bible (EABS)
Graeco-Roman Society (EABS)
Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World
Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics
Hellenistic Judaism
Israel and the Production and Reception of Authoritative Books in the Persian and Hellenistic Period (EABS)
Israel in the Ancient Near East (EABS)
Johannine Literature
Literary Features – Fact or Fiction (EABS)
Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible (EABS)
Methods in New Testament Studies
Mind, Society, and Tradition
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism
Palestine and Babylon: Two Jewish Late Antique Cultures and Their Interrelation
Paragraphing in Modern Bible Translations and Ancient Manuscripts (EABS)
Paul and Pauline Literature
Pauline Literature (EABS)
Pentateuch (Torah)
Place, Space, and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Political Biblical Criticism
Professional Issues
Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective
Social History of Modern Biblical Scholarship (EABS)
Sociology of the Bible (EABS)
Study of the Historical Jesus (EABS)
Synoptic Gospels
Textual Criticism: Manuscripts & Methods
The Bible in the Iberian World: Fundaments of a Religious Melting Pot (EABS)
The Bible in the Twenty-First Century: Politization of Bibles and Biblization of Politics (EABS)
The Biblical World and Its Reception (EABS)
Unaccommodated Evil: The Crisis of Monotheism in Late Antiquity (EABS)
Vision and Dream Accounts in the HB, NT, Early Judaism, and Late Antiquity (EABS)
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)
Consultations are exploratory program units focused on new areas of interest. Volunteer proposals are occasionally welcome.
Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible
Apostolic Fathers and Related Early Christian Literature
Assyriology and the Bible
Bible and Empire
Biblical Masculinities
Contextual Interpretation of the Bible (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament)
Epistle to the Hebrews
Families and Children in the Ancient World
Forced-Return Migrations (Exile-Return) in Biblical Literature
Material Culture and the “New Testament World”: New Finds and Insights
Nonbiblical Dead Sea Scrolls: Themes and Perspectives
Persian Period
Ritual in the Biblical World
SBL Committees
Status of Women in the Profession
Bethsaida Excavations Project
European Research Centre for Ancient East-Mediterranean Cultures (CAMC)
Joint Meeting of the Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en België and Society for Old Testament Study


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