Research Units

Please note that this year abstracts need to be submitted via the SBL website here. You will need to be a member of either SBL or EABS to present a paper in Helsinki, 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.

Research Groups

The final list of 2019 research units will be posted by the end of December.

  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 Core of the Book of Deuteronomy and its World
  11. The Dead Sea Scrolls
  12. Deconstructive Poetics
  13. Developing Exegetical Methods
  14. Diachronic Poetology of the Hebrew Bible and Related Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Jewish Literature
  15. Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies, Early Jewish and Christian Studies
  16. Early Christianity
  17. Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible in the Light of Empirical Evidence
  18. Emotions and the Biblical World
  19. Fan Fiction and Ancient Scribal Cultures
  20. Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament
  21. The Greek of Jews and Christians Through the Pax Romana
  22. Historical Approaches to the Bible and the Biblical World
  23. Iconography and Biblical Studies
  24. Intersections: A Forum for Research on Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible, and Cognate Topics
  25. Israel in the Ancient Near East
  26. Judaeans in the Persian Empire
  27. The Language of Colour in the Bible: From Word to Image
  28. Law and Narrative
  29. “Literary Features” – Fact or Fiction
  30. Medicine in Bible and Talmud
  31. Metaphor in the Bible
  32. Northwest Semitic Epigraphy Related to the Biblical World
  33. Orality and Literacy in Early Christianity
  34. Parables in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity: Towards a New Comparative Approach
  35. Prophets and Prophecy
  36. Prophecy and Foreign Nations
  37. Reading Biblical Texts – Understanding Contemporary Contexts

  38. The Roman Forum: New Testament, Early Christianity, and Early Rabbinic
  39. Slavonic Apocrypha
  40. Slavonic Parabiblical Traditions
  41. Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an
  42. Wisdom in Israel and in ANE Wisdom Literature

EABS Workshops 2019

Coming Soon

Special Sessions 2019

Coming Soon

The Annual Conference is
in Warsaw 11-14 August 2019.
More information coming soon.