A Call for Papers on Medicine in the Bible and Talmud

The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the European Association of Biblical Studies  (EABS) are calling for papers for their 2017 International Meeting in Berlin, Germany from August 8th through the 11th. They are inviting papers on the theme of “literary and discursive framing of concepts of medical knowledge in late Antiquity,” extending from biblical and apocryphal texts, into later Jewish, Rabbinic-Talmudic traditions and beyond.

The organizers of the meeting are welcoming presentations on the representation and embedding of medical (and other) knowledge in particular texts and contexts. Papers may address the special design of such knowledge discourses: How does the use of rhetoric strategies, literary structures, or genres in scientific texts affect the ideas conveyed? Could a specific hermeneutic not only serve as a ‘container’ but also as a method for knowledge acquisition?

Deadline for Paper Submission: February 22, 2017

Membership is required in either SBL or EABS at the time of the proposal, through to the meeting. The full text of the call for papers can be found on EABS’s website. More information about the meeting and program requirements can be found on SBL’s website.