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[Journal CFP] Myth-Making in the Hebrew Bible

Call for Papers:
Special Issue "Myth-Making in the Hebrew Bible"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/myth_HB

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2022.

Please consider submitting a paper for a special issue of the journal Religions on "Myth-making in the Hebrew Bible." Submissions will be peer reviewed before acceptance. If you have colleagues in mind who might be interested, feel free to pass this along to them as well. Debra Scoggins Ballentine, Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers is the Guest Editor, contact debra.ballentine@rutgers.edu with questions.

This Special Issue features biblical scholars working directly with myth-making in the Hebrew Bible, engaging with past theorization of myth and theorizing myth-making themselves. The study of myth-making in the Hebrew Bible is central to interdisciplinary work on ancient Near Eastern and ancient Mediterranean literature and religion. A primary aim of this issue is for biblical scholars to speak to scholars within our field as well as scholars in adjacent fields, who might have had less exposure to how far discussion of myth-making in the Hebrew Bible has come: far beyond outdated popular dichotomies of the Bible versus Myth. This Special Issue will contribute to existing scholarship on the topic of myth-making in the Hebrew Bible by building on foundational discussions of the category of myth within Biblical Studies and taking up the charge of past scholars to continue to scrutinize how we implicitly and explicitly use theories of myth.