Wuppertal 2020 Call for Papers
For 2020, there will be two sessions, one invited and one of open-call papers. The theme for both is religious aspects of the book of Deuteronomy, either in the “core” alone (chs. 12–26), the frames alone (chs.1–11 and 27–34), or in both. The impact the religious beliefs and practices endorsed by the book would have had on the existing religious beliefs and practices of Judahites or Judeans and Israelites or Samarians in the periods usually ascribed to various editions of the book (from the Iron -IIC to the early Persian period) is an area of particular interest, with some assessment of whether the religious program was utopian or not. Exploration of economic, social, or other dimensions of religious belief and practices in the book are also welcome, as are considerations of how these beliefs or practices would have contributed to the creation of what Philip Davies dubbed ”biblical Israel,” the Israel envisioned within this text. Practices and beliefs deemed to be part of the oldest version as well as those deemed to be later additions can be explored. Studies can be text-based, archaeologically based, or both.
For enquires or further information, please contact Diana Edelman, University of Oslo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kåre Berge, NLA (Kare.Berge@NLA.no)