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Call for Papers

2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

  Program Units

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
Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible
Aramaic Studies
Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World
Archaeology of the Biblical World
Art and Religions of Antiquity
Assyriology and the Bible
Bible and Cultural Studies
Bible and Emotion
Bible and Ethics
Bible and Film
Bible and Popular Culture
Bible and Practical Theology
Bible and Visual Art
Bible, Myth, and Myth Theory
Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics
Biblical Hebrew Poetry
Biblical Law
Biblical Lexicography
Biblical Literature and the Hermeneutics of Trauma
Book History and Biblical Literatures
Book of Acts
Book of Daniel
Book of Deuteronomy
Book of Ezekiel
Book of Psalms
Book of the Twelve Prophets
Children in the Biblical World
Christian Apocrypha
Christian Theology and the Bible
Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation
Contextual Biblical Interpretation
Contextualizing North African Christianity
Corpus Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti
Cultic Personnel in the Biblical World
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature
Deuteronomistic History
Development of Early Christian Theology
Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish, and Christian Studies
Disputed Paulines
Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy
Early Jewish Christian Relations
Ecological Hermeneutics
Economics in the Biblical World
Egyptology and Ancient Israel
Ethics and Biblical Interpretation
Ethiopic Bible and Literature
Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible
Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible
Global Education and Research Technology
Gospel of Luke
Gospel of Mark
Greco-Roman Religions
Greek Bible
Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World
Hebrew Bible and Political Theory
Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology
Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature
Hellenistic Judaism
Historical Jesus
Historiography and the Hebrew Bible
History and Literature of Early Rabbinic Judaism
History of Interpretation
Homiletics and Biblical Studies
Ideological Criticism
Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible
Intertextuality in the New Testament
Inventing Christianity: Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, and Martyrs
Islands, Islanders, and Scriptures
Israelite Prophetic Literature
Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World
Jewish Christianity / Christian Judaism
Jewish Interpretation of the Bible
Johannine Literature
John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern
Latino/a/e and Latin American Biblical Interpretation
Latter-day Saints and the Bible
Letters of James, Peter, and Jude
LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics
Literature and History of the Persian Period
Masoretic Studies
Meals in the HB/OT and Its World
Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship
Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible
Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism
New Testament Textual Criticism
Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds
Paul within Judaism
Pauline Epistles
Pauline Theology
Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Texts
Philology in Hebrew Studies
Polis and Ekklesia: Investigations of Urban Christianity
Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies
Poverty in the Biblical World
Prayer in Antiquity
Qur'an and Biblical Literature
Reading, Theory, and the Bible
Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible
Religions of Israel and Judah in Their West Asian Environment
Religious Competition in Late Antiquity
Religious Experience in Antiquity
Religious World of Late Antiquity
Rhetoric and Early Christianity
Ritual in the Biblical World
Senses, Cultures, and Biblical Worlds
Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom
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
Speech and Talk in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Synoptic Gospels
Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Textual Criticism of the Historical Books
The Bible in Ancient (and Modern) Media
The Book of Isaiah
Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures
Transmission of Traditions in the Second Temple Period
Ugaritic Studies and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy
Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible
Violence and Representations of Violence in Antiquity
Wisdom and Apocalypticism
Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions
Women in the Biblical World
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.
Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics
Construction of Christian Identities
Early Exegesis of Genesis 1–3
Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature
Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew
Meals in the Greco-Roman World
Mind, Society, and Religion: Cognitive Science Approaches to the Biblical World
Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation
Novum Testamentum Graecum: Editio Critica Maior
Paul and Politics
Philo of Alexandria
Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts
Psychology and Biblical Studies
Redescribing Christian Origins
Religion and Philosophy in Late Antiquity
Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity
Scripture and Paul
Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making
Theological Interpretation of Scripture
Writing Social-Scientific Commentaries of the New Testament
Consultations are exploratory program units focused on new areas of interest. Volunteer proposals are occasionally welcome.
Animal Studies and the Bible
Biblical Exegesis from Eastern Orthodox Perspectives
Book of Samuel: Narrative, Theology, and Interpretation
Jewish, Christian, and Graeco-Roman Travel in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine Periods (300 BCE–600 CE)
Racism, Pedagogy, and Biblical Studies
The Historical Paul
SBL Committees
Student Advisory Board
African Association for the Study of Religions
Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars
Ethnic Chinese Biblical Colloquium
Institute for Biblical Research
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA)
International Syriac Language Project
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Korean Biblical Colloquium
La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion
Linguistic, Literary, and Thematic Perspectives on the Qur’anic Corpus (IQSA)
National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Nida Institute
North American Association for the Study of Religion
Qur’anic Studies: Methodology and Hermeneutics (IQSA)
Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts
Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies (SARTS)
Søren Kierkegaard Society
Study of Religion Across Civilizations
The Enoch Seminar
The Qur’an and Late Antiquity (IQSA)
The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition (IQSA)
The Qur’an: Manuscripts and Textual Criticism (IQSA)
The Qur’an: Surah Studies (IQSA)
Theta Alpha Kappa
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Westar Institute
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