Category Archives: SBL

SBL New Orleans 2009

Well, the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as the International Organization of Septuagint and Cognate Studies, is over. New Orleans was great. The French Quarter has a lot of character; Bourbon Street was a bit … Continue reading

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Blogging the SBL Annual Meeting – Proposals & Prospects

The editor of the SBL Forum, Leonard Greenspoon, has asked for my input in how best to blog the coming annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, in November 2008. I have a … Continue reading

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June-July SBL Forum

The summer edition of the Society of Biblical Literature Forum has been uploaded. It’s understandably a bit sparse, though there are some interesting articles nonetheless. I especially enjoyed Michael Homan’s piece humanizing archaeological destruction layers through his personal experience of … Continue reading

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May 2007 SBL Forum: Getting Wired without Vowel Pointing and More Tombs

The May 2007 Society of Biblical Literature Forum has been uploaded. As always there are many interesting articles, including an article by blogger Danny Zacharias about some of the on-line tools Google offers the instructor (and one non-Google tool as … Continue reading

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SBL Forum April 2007: Archaeology, Ignorance, and Faith

The April 2007 Society of Biblical Literature Forum has been uploaded. Once again there are many interesting articles, including an interesting piece on biblical archaeology and another on translating sentiment. I would like to especially note the article by Stephen … Continue reading

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Talpiot in the SBL Forum

There have been a couple late additions to the Jesus/Talpiot Tomb debate in this month’s SBL Forum (see my previous post here). First, there is a lengthy response by James Tabor to the articles by Jodi Magness and Christopher Rollston. … Continue reading

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SBL Forum March 2007: Biblical Studies Carnival

The March 2007 Society of Biblical Literature Forum has been uploaded. Once again there are many interesting articles, including one by yours truly on the Biblical Studies Carnival. In addition, there is some coverage of the Jesus/Talpiot Tomb debate, among … Continue reading

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SBL Forum February 2007: Manuscripts, Monsters, and ETANA

The February 2007 SBL Forum is online and includes a number of interesting articles and news items. Any academics considering moving for work will want to read blogger Michael Bird‘s piece on the “biblical studies disaspora.” Those interested in my … Continue reading

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January (December?) SBL Forum is Online

The December 2006 edition SBL Forum is online — at least I think it is the December edition. It says it is the January 2007 Forum, but it’s still December and there hasn’t been a December Forum yet. Furthermore, in … Continue reading

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Edmonton SBL Hebrew Scriptures Satellite Fall Seminar

As the coordinator of the Edmonton SBL Hebrew Scriptures Satellite, I would like to announce our fall seminar: “The Prospects and Potentials of a Narratological Approach to the Pentateuch Targumsâ€? by Simon Adnams Lasair University of Manchester Response by Dr. … Continue reading

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