Co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, the Annual Meetings will be held this weekend in Denver, CO at the Colorado Convention Center. With more than 1,200 academic sessions and workshops, along with one of the world’s largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies, the Annual Meetings is one of the largest events of the year in the fields of biblical scholarship, religious studies and theology.
We are pleased to announce that one of these many sessions will center around Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics by Jeremiah Unterman (Jewish Publication Society, 2017). This panel is jointly sponsored by the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures Group and the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar/Institute for Biblical Research, and engages with Unterman’s assertion that the ethics of the Jewish Bible represent a significant moral advance over Ancient Near East cultures. Moreover, he elucidates how the Bible’s unique conception of ethical monotheism, innovative understanding of covenantal law, and revolutionary messages from the prophets form the foundation of many Western civilization ideals.
The Jewish Publication Society will be exhibiting at the conference beginning this Saturday through Tuesday. Stop by to get your copy of these great new books!
In addition, JPS’s own Joy Weinberg will be attending the Reconstructionist Convention in Philadelphia now through Sunday.