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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 29/01/2020
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 05-06-07-08-09/07/2020
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Adelaide (Adelaide Australia)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Shirly Natan-Yulzary (Gordon Academic College); Prof. Shamir Yona (Ben-Gurion University).
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The “Ugarit and its World” section explores the religions, languages, literature, social structure, and economy of the Late Bronze Age kingdom of Ugarit. Situated on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean between Egypt and Hatti, Ugarit was subject to ever-shifting political dynamics. Its location also allowed Ugarit to evolve into a cosmopolitan kingdom. Ugarit is perhaps most famous for its texts that preserve everything from mundane land transactions to lofty mythological literature.
The epic and mythological texts, in particular, have drawn a great deal of attention for the thematic and poetic similarities to both contemporary literature and literature in the Hebrew Bible. Therefore, we welcome papers that focus on Ugarit and its contemporaneous context as well as comparative papers that contribute to the field of Hebrew Bible studies. In this section’s inaugural year, we intend to focus somewhat broadly on the interpretation of texts and on cultural aspects of Ugarit.
Submission: Abstracts should be submitted via SBL's online submission (deadline 1/29/2020) system: