April 12, 2017 Newsletter
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Mark Chancey has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on Bible in public schools. Chancey will use his Guggenheim Fellowship to continue work on his next monograph, The Good Book as Textbook: Teaching about the Bible in American Public Schools.

SBL Council

The SBL Council will hold its spring meeting on April 22-23, 2017. See the agenda and subsequent news on the Council News page.


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Recent SBLHS2 Blog Posts

Citing Reference Works 1
Citing Reference Works 2: Lexica
Citing Reference Works 3: Dictionaries (Word)
Citing Reference Works 4: Family Relationships

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Annual Meeting Registration is Open

Registration & Housing for the Annual Meetings 2017 in Boston, MA is now open! 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.  You may access the registration page with this link. The registration rates will increase on May 19, so take advantage of the Super Saver discount and register today!

Registration, the Exhibit Hall and the Employment Center will be located at the Hynes Convention Center.  Sessions and other meeting activities will be held at the Convention Center as well as the surrounding hotels. 

To review additional information about the Annual Meetings, 2017, including meeting dates & times, a hotel map and list of amenities, travel information, answers to frequently asked questions, etc. please click here

International Meeting Registration is Open

We are pleased to announce that registration for The International Meeting is now open! Click here to register for the conference. Note:  For best results, please register using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Click here for more information on the meeting including the location, housing and tour options.
We hope to see you at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, August 7-11, 2017!

SBL Press Spring Sale

Almost all new, recent, and backlisted SBL Press and BJS titles are available to SBL members at a 30 percent discount during the spring sale.

Download the order form, then mail, fax, or phone your order by May 31.

If you prefer to order at the SBL Press Store, make sure to use the promo code SPG2017 at checkout to receive your discount.

First Issue JIQSA

Congratulations to The International Qur'anic Studies Association (IQSA) on the release of the first issue of its flagship journal, the Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association!

The Table of Contents for JIQSA Volume 1 is as follows:

  1. Pregill, Michael E. and Vanessa De Gifis. "Editors’ Introduction: The Qurʾān Between Bible and Tafsīr." JIQSA 1 (2016): 3-9.
  2. Firestone, Reuven. "The Problematic of Prophecy: 2015 IQSA Presidential Address." JIQSA 1 (2016): 11-22.
  3. Moosa, Ebrahim. "Response To Reuven Firestone’s 2015 IQSA Presidential Address." JIQSA 1 (2016): 23-27.
  4. Bauer, Karen. "The Current State of Qurʾānic Studies: Commentary on a Roundtable Discussion." JIQSA 1 (2016): 29-45.
  5. Graves, Michael. "Form Criticism or a Rolling Corpus: The Methodology of John Wansbrough through the Lens of Biblical Studies." JIQSA 1 (2016): 47-92.
  6. Anthony, Sean W. and Catherine L. Bronson. "Did Ḥafṣah Edit the Qurʾān? A Response with Notes on the Codices of the Prophet’s Wives." JIQSA 1 (2016): 93-125.
  7. Crone, Patricia. “Nothing but Time Destroys Us”: The Deniers of Resurrection in the Qurʾān." JIQSA 1 (2016): 127-147.
  8. Melchert, Christopher. "Bukhārī’sKitāb Tafsīr al-Qurʾān." JIQSA 1 (2016): 149-172.
  9. Stewart, Devin and Gabriel Said Reynolds. "Afterword: The Academic Study of the Qurʾān—Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects." JIQSA 1 (2016): 173-183.

10. (2016): 192-187. علي مبروك†,القرآن: ما بعد أبي زيد وما قبل المصحف. مجلة الجمعية الدولية للدراسات القرآنية. 

IQSA members have FREE online access to JIQSA 1 via the MEMBER PORTAL on IQSAWEB.org. Non-members can gain access by signing up for membership here. At this time institutions are strongly encouraged to subscribe for print or online access by filling out this SUBSCRIPTION FORM. Print subscriptions are also available for individual subscribers via this form.

New Books from SBL Press

Exploring Zechariah, Volume 1: The Development of Zechariah and Its Role within the Twelve
Mark J. Boda

This first volume of Mark J. Boda's two-volume set on Zechariah showcases a series of studies on the development of Zechariah as a book and its role within the development and rhetoric of the Book of the Twelve. These two volumes showcase a series of studies on Zechariah Boda wrote over the past decade.

Paper $37.95, ISBN 9781628371628
Hardcover $52.95, ISBN 9780884141990 
Open access e-book, ISBN 9780884141983
290 pages • 2017  • Ancient Near East Monographs 16

Exploring Zechariah, Volume 2: The Development and Role of Biblical Traditions in Zechariah
Mark J. Boda

This second volume of Mark J. Boda's two-volume set on Zechariah showcases a series of studies tracing the impact of earlier Hebrew Bible traditions on various passages and sections of the book of Zechariah: 1:7-6:15; 1:1-6/7:1-8:23; and chapters 9-14. These two volumes showcase a series of studies on Zechariah Boda wrote over the past decade.

Paper $46.95, ISBN 9780884142003
Hardcover $61.95, ISBN 9780884142027 
Open access e-book, ISBN 9780884142010
270 pages • 2017  • Ancient Near East Monographs 17


Extensive changes and additions render the first edition outdated
Essential for publishing in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and early Christian studies
Definitive answers to questions of style, spelling, transliteration, and citation

Hardcover $39.95  •  ISBN 9781589839649  •  368 pages

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