CALL. 14.02.2018: [Panel 15 at SBL 2018] The Core of Deuteronomy and Its World (EABS) - Helsinki (Fi
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 14/02/2018
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 30-31/07, 01-02-03/08/2018
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: (Helsinki, Finland)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Philippe Guillaume Diana Edelman ; Kåre Berge
For 2018, there will be one session of invited papers and one open-call session. The topic for both will be: Why was the book of Deuteronomy created? Why was it desirable to give authority to (another) collection of legal stipulations in the book (in addition to the Exodus legislation)? We invite both literary and socio-historical perspectives on this question. All papers should relate to the core of Deuteronomy. In particular, we welcome papers that take note of the difference between the core and the frame of the book. One productive angle on the question of why Deuteronomy was created would be to determine what the different emphases are within the ""legal"" materials in Deuteronomy vs Exodus. This makes a lens to address why Deuteronomy is presented to supersede the earlier code, and we invite papers accordingly. To enhance the benefit of congenial exchange during the conference, drafts will be circulated in advance among all the presenters and to interested members of the audience (please request drafts from the chairs in the weeks preceding the conference).