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Call for Papers

2017 International Meeting

Berlin, Germany

Meeting Begins8/7/2017
Meeting Ends8/11/2017

Call for Papers Opens: 11/9/2016
Call for Papers Closes: 2/21/2017

Requirements for Participation

  Program Units

Sections offer the broadest access to the meeting program. Volunteer paper proposals are welcome.
Ancient Near East
Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible
Anthropology and the Bible (EABS)
Apocalyptic Literature
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Apostolic Fathers and Related Early Christian Literature
Archaeology and Diaspora Judaism
Authority and Influence in Ancient Times
Bible and Empire
Bible and Its Influence: History and Impact
Bible and Syriac Studies in Context
Bible and Visual Culture
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom
Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity
Biblical Theology
Bodies of Communication (EABS)
Canonical Approaches to the Bible (EABS)
Catholic Epistles
Concepts of Leadership in the Hebrew Bible (EABS)
Deconstructive Poetics (EABS)
Developing Exegetical Methods (EABS)
Diachronic Poetology of the Hebrew Bible and Related Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Jewish Literature (EABS)
Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies, Early Jewish and Christian Studies (EABS)
Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish, and Christian Studies
Early Christianity (EABS)
Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy
Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible in Light of Empirical Evidence (EABS)
Emotions and the Biblical World (EABS)
Epigraphical and Paleological Studies Pertaining to the Biblical World
Epistle to the Hebrews
Europe Contested: Contemporary Bible Readings Performed by "Ordinary" Readers in a European Context (EABS)
Exile and Identity in the Hebrew Bible and Related Literature (EABS)
Expressions of Religion in Israel
Families and Children in the Ancient World
Fan Fiction and Ancient Scribal Cultures (EABS)
Feminist Interpretations
Global Education and Research Technology
Gospel of Mark
Graeco-Roman Society (EABS)
Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World
Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics
Hellenistic Judaism
Historical Approaches to the Bible and the Biblical World (EABS)
Iconography and Biblical Studies (EABS)
Intersections: A Forum for Research on Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible, and Cognate Topics (EABS)
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
Judaeans in the Persian Empire (EABS)
Law and Narrative (EABS)
Literary Features – Fact or Fiction (EABS)
Medicine in Bible and Talmud (EABS)
Metaphor in the Bible (EABS)
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism
Northwest Semitic Epigraphy Related to the Biblical World (EABS)
Orality and Literacy in Early Christianity (EABS)
Paul and Pauline Literature
Pauline Literature (EABS)
Pentateuch (Torah)
Place, Space, and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Political Biblical Criticism
Postcolonial Studies
Prophecy and Foreign Nations (EABS)
Prophets and Prophecy (EABS)
Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective
Rethinking Biblical Written Tradition through Slavonic Interpretations
Ritual in the Biblical World
Septuagint Studies
Slavonic Apocrypha (EABS)
Slavonic Parabiblical Traditions (EABS)
Sociological and Anthropological Approaches to the Study of the Evidence of the Mishnah (EABS)
Study of the Historical Jesus (EABS)
Stylistics and the Hebrew Bible
Synoptic Gospels
Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an (EABS)
Textual Criticism: Manuscripts & Methods
The Bible and Ecology (EABS)
The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam (EABS)
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)
The Dead Sea Scrolls (EABS)
The Greek of Jews and Christians Through the Pax Romana (EABS)
The Language of Colour in the Bible: From Word to Image (EABS)
The Roman Forum: New Testament, Early Christianity, and Early Rabbinics (EABS)
Wisdom in Israel and in ANE Wisdom Literature (EABS)
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)
Contextual Interpretation of the Bible (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament)
Persian Period
Consultations are exploratory program units focused on new areas of interest. Volunteer proposals are occasionally welcome.
Allusions in the Gospels and Acts
Analyzing the Metatextuality of the Biblical Tradition Literature (EABS)
Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Doing Biblical Masculinity Studies as Feminist Biblical Studies? Critical Interrogations (EABS)
Food as Concept / Symbol / Metaphor
History of Biblical Scholarship in the Late Modern Period
Metacriticism: On Methodological Problems of Biblical Exegesis (EABS)
Methodological Pluralism in the Study of Genesis
The Core of the Book of Deuteronomy and its World (EABS)
SBL Committees
Status of Women in the Profession
Bethsaida Excavations Project
International Syriac Language Project
Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at the American Bible Society
Society for Pentecostal Studies


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