This workshop seeks to better understand the topics of sex, sexuality, and gender in both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament (as well as their ancient contests) using various approaches to biblical texts, extrabiblical texts, and archaeological remains. Discussion on these topics is usually centered on sexuality either on the condemnation or vindication of homosexuality. Moreover, research is often limited to either texts or archaeology. This overshadows the complexity of sexual behavior, experiences, and identities in antiquity. Therefore, this workshop has been established to encourage and pioneer new boundaries in the interdisciplinary studies of sexuality and gender studies. The workshop will encompass sociological, psychological, cultural, anthropological, linguistical, feminist and queer approaches – bringing together the many voices in order to uncover new fields and shed new light on open questions.
Sex, sexuality, gender, bible, archaeology