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2015 International Meeting

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Meeting Begins7/20/2015
Meeting Ends7/24/2015

Call for Papers Opens: 10/29/2014
Call for Papers Closes: 2/25/2015

Requirements for Participation

Comparative Studies of Literature from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Our fourth session at the 2015 meeting in Buenos Aires will bring studies on historiographical literature from the Persian and Hellenistic periods in discussion with Psalms/Psalter scholarship. At least two sessions will be organized. The first will be a joint session with the Writings (including Psalms) Section in which a panel of four invited speakers (two specializing in historiographical literature of the Persian and Hellenistic periods, and the other two in Psalms/Psalter studies) will be organized. At least one open session with five open slots will provide space for other scholars to come and share their comparative research between historiographical and Psalms literature in our collective effort to map out the trends in Persian and Hellenistic period literature. Proposals are therefore invited for these open slots. Contributions that investigate the interfaces between the composition history of the Psalter and historiographies like Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah; historical psalms in relation to historiographies; psalm superscripts in relation to historical literature of the Persian and Hellenistic periods; Psalm 151 etc. will be welcomed.

Program Unit Chairs

Louis C. Jonker

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