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The Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University in Houston and the Religious Studies Program at the University of Houston are organizing an international, interdisciplinary, and interdenominational conference in cooperation with the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken (Germany) and the Universität Rostock (Germany) and in collaboration with the Lanier Theological Library in Houston. A group of selected participants will explore all essential aspects of the concept of religiously motivated covenants in antiquity. The prestigious publisher Mohr Siebeck in Tübingen has agreed to publish the proceedings of this scholarly event.

With the dates November 19–22, 2019, this conference takes place just prior to the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature in San Diego, CA. It will be hosted in the impressive facilities of the Lanier Theological Library, Houston:

For visitors, attendance of the conference is free. Meals cannot be provided for them.

Conference Expenses for Participating Scholars:
US$280 Registration fees, 
US$210 for meals (3 days at US$70).

At the end of the conference, a Certificate of Attendance can be issued. Please note that we can neither pay honoraria nor reimburse air travels. Flights to and from Houston should be booked through George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which is the closest Houston airport to the conference venue. Hotel rooms should be reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest (7979 Willow Chase Blvd., Houston, TX 77070). Rooms can be booked at reduced rates until November 05, 2019 by providing the code “UOFH” when you call 1 832-912-1000 or click on this link.

This event is co-sponsored by Rice University, Program in Jewish Studies, the University of Houston–Religious Studies Program, the University of Houston–Global Strategies and Studies, University of Houston–Department of History, and University of Houston–The Honors College.

The Organizers:
Christian A. Eberhart, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Houston.
Matthias Henze, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at Rice University in Houston.
Wolfgang Kraus, Professor of New Testament Studies at Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany.
Martin Rösel, Professor of Old Testament Studies at Universität Rostock, Germany.

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