This seminar encourages exploration of politics broadly understood, including political forms, participation, hierarchy, and ideology as well as themes such as homeland, conflict, freedom and equality, in the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. Its scope includes the interrelation of politics with religious, sociological, anthropological, and other factors, and can include politics internal to ancient Israel/Judah/Yehud or its international relations with other ancient Near Eastern states. It avoids anachronism but encourages the use of both ancient and modern political thought and analysis. Analyses that shed light on the unity and diversity within individual books or groups of books are especially welcome, as are those that explore practical and theoretical reception of the prophetic books’ political content.

 
The Politics in the Hebrew Bible’s Prophetic Literature Seminar invites papers that explore politics broadly understood, including political forms, participation, hierarchy, and ideology as well as themes such as homeland, conflict, freedom, and equality, in the HB/OT prophetic corpus. It welcomes in particular examinations of the interrelation of politics with religious, sociological, anthropological, and other factors, whether within ancient Israel/Judah/Yehud or in its relations with other ancient Near Eastern states. Proposals using literary, historical, archaeological, and other methods are invited, as are proposals from junior and senior scholars. 

Please submit 250-word abstracts by January 8, 2018 to Daniel Timmer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2017  CSBS-SCEB