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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
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Meals in the HB/OT and Its World


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We welcome proposals for a joint session, together with the Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement Unit, addressing "Meals and Sacrifices: The Limits and Overlap Between the Two." The goal of this session is to probe the continuum between ritual consumption and sacrifice. Papers in this session could address questions such as the following: How are the practices of each--and their textual depictions and theoretical reflections (e.g., ordinances in Leviticus)--both related and also different? Why might some texts choose to focus on "sacrificial" aspects and others on "meal" aspects? Or can these be separated? What is the significance of sacrifices that do not include meals and meals that do not carry sacrificial implications? How do textual, iconographic, or archaeological data clarify the overlap and limits between meals and sacrifice? Our second session, a joint session with the Greco-Roman Meals Unit, will consist of invited papers and responses addressing the topic of meals and justice from the Hebrew Bible through the late Second Temple period.

Program Unit Chairs

 Peter Altmann
 Nathan MacDonald

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