Please note that this year abstracts need to be submitted via the SBL website ( You will need to be a member of either SBL or EABS to present a paper in Berlin, although membership is not required at the moment of proposing a paper. So if you submit your paper proposal via the SBL website and are not a member of SBL, please select the option ‘EABS member’, and make sure that you join EABS at the latest after your paper has been accepted.


EABS Research Groups

  1. Anthropology and the Bible
  2. The Bible and Ecology
  3. The Bible in Arabic in Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  4. The Bible in the Iberian World: Fundaments of a Religious Melting Pot
  5. The Bible in the Twenty-First Century: Politization of Bibles and Biblization of Politics
  6. The Biblical World and its Reception
  7. Bodies of Communication
  8. Canonical Approaches to the Bible
  9. Concepts of Leadership in the Hebrew Bible
  10. The Dead Sea Scrolls
  11. Deconstructive Poetics
  12. Developing Exegetical Methods
  13. Diachronic Poetology of the Hebrew Bible and Related Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Jewish Literature
  14. Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies, Early Jewish and Christian Studies
  15. Early Christianity
  16. Early Judaism and Rabbinics
  17. Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible in the Light of Empirical Evidence
  18. Emotions and the Biblical World
  19. Europe Contested: Contemporary Bible Readings Performed by “Ordinary” Readers in a European Context
  20. Exile and Identity in the Hebrew Bible and Related Literature
  21. Fan Fiction and Ancient Scribal Cultures
  22. Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament
  23. The Greek of Jews and Christians Through the Pax Romana
  24. Hellenistic Judaism
  25. Historical Approaches to the Bible and the Biblical World
  26. Iconography and Biblical Studies
  27. Intersections: A Forum for Research on Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible, and Cognate Topics
  28. Israel and the Production and Reception of Authoritative Books in the Persian and Hellenistic Period
  29. Israel in the Ancient Near East
  30. Judaeans in the Persian Empire
  31. The Language of Colour in the Bible: From Word to Image
  32. Law and Narrative
  33. “Literary Features” – Fact or Fiction
  34. Medicine in Bible and Talmud
  35. Metaphor in the Bible
  36. Northwest Semitic Epigraphy Related to the Biblical World
  37. Orality and Literacy in Early Christianity
  38. Parables in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity: Towards a New Comparative Approach
  39. Pauline Literature
  40. Prophets and Prophecy
  41. Prophecy and Foreign Nations
  42. The Roman Forum: New Testament, Early Christianity, and Early Rabbinic
  43. Slavonic Apocrypha
  44. Slavonic Parabiblical Traditions
  45. Sociological and Anthropological Approaches to the Study of the Evidence of the Mishnah
  46. The Study of the Historical Jesus
  47. Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an
  48. Wisdom in Israel and in ANE Wisdom Literature

EABS Workshops 2017

  1. Analyzing the Metatextuality of the Biblical Tradition Literature
  2. The Core of the Book of Deuteronomy and its World 
  3. Doing Biblical Masculinity Studies as Feminist Biblical Studies? Critical Interrogations
  4. Metacriticism: On Methodological Problems of Biblical Exegesis