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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
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Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Qumran unit will be sponsoring three separate sessions. The first session is devoted to the theme ‘Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls’ when we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Apocalyptic Imagination (1984) by John J. Collins. We invite proposals on any topic related to apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the session will be a mix of invited and open papers. The second session, in cooperation with University of Vienna, is on “Reception of Scripture in Second Temple Literature.” Papers are welcome on any aspect of this topic (editions, translations, transmission, literary use, exegesis, authority, social locations, etc.) and in any work or group of works within the corpus of Second Temple literature. Preference will be given to papers that integrate the Scrolls with other bodies of Second Temple literature. The third session is open and paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of the study on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Khirbet Qumran.

Program Unit Chairs

 Cecilia Wassen
 Sidnie White Crawford

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