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Call for Papers

2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins7/30/2018
Meeting Ends8/3/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 10/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 2/14/2018

Requirements for Participation

  Program Units

Sections offer the broadest access to the meeting program. Volunteer paper proposals are welcome.
Allusions in the Gospels and Acts
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
Archaeological Fieldwork in the Bronze and Iron Age Levant (EABS)
Archaeological Fieldwork in the Hellenistic-Roman Mediterranean (EABS)
Bible and Empire
Bible and Its Influence: History and Impact
Bible and Syriac Studies in Context
Bible and Visual Culture
Bible Translation Workshop (EABS)
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom
Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity
Biblical Reception History and Authority in the Middle Ages and Beyond (EABS)
Bodies of Communication (EABS)
Canonical Approaches to the Bible (EABS)
Catholic Epistles
Centralization and Cult in Persian Period Israel: Biblical, Historical and Comparative Perspectives (EABS)
Citizens and Aliens in Greco-Roman Antiquity (EABS)
Comparative Methodology (EABS)
Concepts of Leadership in the Hebrew Bible (EABS)
Construction of Identity in the Ancient World: Intersections and Reflections (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
Dispelling Demons: Interpretations of Evil and Exorcism in Ancient Near Eastern, Jewish and Biblical Contexts (EABS)
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)
Enoch within and outside the Books of Enoch: Parabiblical Writings, Iconography and Oral Tradition (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)
Families and Children in the Ancient World
Feminist Interpretations
Gospel of Mark
Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament (EABS)
Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World
Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics
Hellenistic Judaism
Hellenistic Judaism (EABS)
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 in the Ancient Near East (EABS)
Johannine Literature
Judaeans in the Persian Empire (EABS)
Literary Features – Fact or Fiction (EABS)
Medicine in Bible and Talmud (EABS)
Metaphor in the Bible (EABS)
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism
Nationalism, Religion, and Archaeology (EABS)
Northwest Semitic Epigraphy Related to the Biblical World (EABS)
Open Forum for New Testament and Early Christian Studies (EABS)
Orality and Literacy in Early Christianity (EABS)
Parables in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity: Towards a New Comparative Approach (EABS)
Paul and Pauline Literature
Pentateuch (Torah)
Place, Space, and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Pleasure in Early Christian and Jewish Literature (EABS)
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
Relationship between the "Major Prophets" and the "Scroll of the Minor Prophets": text, methodology, hermeneutics and Wirkungsgeschichte (EABS)
Rethinking Biblical Written Tradition through Slavonic Interpretations
Ritual in the Biblical World
Septuagint of Historical Books (EABS)
Septuagint Studies
Slavonic Apocrypha (EABS)
Slavonic Parabiblical Traditions (EABS)
Sociological and Anthropological Approaches to the Study of the Evidence of the Mishnah (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 Cultural Evolution (EABS)
The Biblical World and Its Reception (EABS)
The Core of Deuteronomy and Its World (EABS)
The Greek of Jews and Christians Through the Pax Romana (EABS)
The Language of Colour in the Bible: From Word to Image (EABS)
Ugarit and the Bible: Life and Death (EABS)
Virtue in Biblical Literature (EABS)
Vision and Envisionment in the Bible and its World (EABS)
What a God is Not – The Early History of Negative Theology (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.
Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Food as Concept / Symbol / Metaphor
History of Biblical Scholarship in the Late Modern Period
Methodological Pluralism in the Study of Genesis
SBL Committees
Status of Women in the Profession
Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at the American Bible Society


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