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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.
Call for Papers

2013 International Meeting

St. Andrews, Scotland

Meeting Begins: 7/7/2013
Meeting Ends: 7/11/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 10/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2013
Requirements for Participation

  Program Units

Section
Sections offer the broadest access to the meeting program. Volunteer paper proposals are welcome.
Ancient Near East
Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible
Apocalyptic Literature
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
Archaeology and Diaspora Judaism
Bible and Empire
Bible and Its Influence: History and Impact
Bible and Syriac Studies in Context
Bible and the Moving Image
Bible and Visual Culture
Bible in Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law
Biblical Criticism and Cultural Studies
Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity
Biblical Theology
Comparative Studies of Literature from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods
Concept Analysis and the Hebrew Bible
Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy
Ecological Hermeneutics
Epigraphical and Paleological Studies Pertaining to the Biblical World
Expressions of Religion in Israel
Families and Children in the Ancient World
Feminist Interpretations
Gospel of Mark
Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World
Hellenistic Greek Language and Linguistics
Hellenistic Judaism
Johannine Literature
Judaica
Methods in New Testament Studies
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism
Palestine and Babylon: Two Jewish Late Antique Cultures and Their Interrelation
Pastoral and Catholic Epistles
Paul and Pauline Literature
Pentateuch (Torah)
Place, Space, and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Professional Issues
Prophets
Psychological Hermeneutics of Biblical Themes and Texts
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Quran and Islamic Tradition in Comparative Perspective
Septuagint Studies
Synoptic Gospels
Wisdom Literature
Working with Biblical Manuscripts (Textual Criticism)
Writings (including Psalms)
Seminar
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.
Authority and Influence in Biblical Texts
Biblical Characters in the Three Traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)
Persian Period
Sacred Texts in their Socio-Political Contexts
Consultation
Consultations are exploratory program units focused on new areas of interest. Volunteer proposals are occasionally welcome.
Apostolic Fathers and Related Early Christian Literature
Assyriology and the Bible
Biblical Masculinities
Contextual Interpretation of the Bible (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament)
Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish, and Christian Studies
Epistle to the Hebrews
Forced-Return Migrations (Exile-Return) in Biblical Literature
Ritual in the Biblical World
Stylistics and the Hebrew Bible
SBL Committees
Status of Women in the Profession
Affiliate
Bethsaida Excavations Project
International Qur’anic Studies Association
   
 
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