The 2018 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature will be held November 17-20 in Denver, Colorado. Our section’s call for papers is available at the SBL site and is also reproduced below. Please check back later for information concerning the sessions that the Biblical Law Section will be sponsoring in Denver.


Call for papers:

The Biblical Law section invites proposals for two open sessions on any aspect of the study of biblical law, including work related to cuneiform documents, the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Second Temple Literature, questions of pentateuchal criticism, legal history, gender analysis, social-scientific analysis, and newer methodologies. Together with the Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible section, we will be co-sponsoring a session of invited papers on the topic of “Metaphor in Law and Law in Metaphor” that will explore how law makes use of metaphoric language as well as how law itself becomes the basis for metaphoric discourse. Copies of papers are distributed in advance through our section’s Web site (biblicallaw.net).

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