June 19, 2019 Newsletter
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New SBL Member Benefit from JSTOR

JSTOR has invited SBL into a two-year pilot program that provides access for all SBL members to more than one hundred journals in JSTOR’s Religion and Theology Collection. To visit the collection, log in to the member benefits page and use the link in the JSTOR section. SBL is grateful to JSTOR for this member benefit through 2020.

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Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey

The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey has tracked the changing research, teaching, and publishing practices of higher education faculty members on a triennial basis since 2000. Our aim in this project is to provide actionable findings and analysis to help colleges and universities as well as relevant support services, such as academic libraries, learned societies, and scholarly publishers, plan for the future.
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New from Bible Odyssey

Check out a few of our recent posts:

Babylonian Exile by Bob Becking

Elisha by Sarah Cook

Isaac by Amanda Mbuvi

Hanukkah by Christopher Seeman

Employment Center Candidate Registration Now Open

Candidate registration for the Employment Center has been reset for the 2019 Annual Meeting and is now open. After registering for the Annual Meeting, visit Employment Services to register as a candidate at no charge. When employers begin to post the positions for which they are interviewing at the Annual Meeting, you will be able to access those listings along with regular job postings. Registered candidates can also upload CVs to be viewed by employers. If you registered before May 16th, 2019, you will need to re-register to utilize the 2019 Employment Center and upload your CV again.


2019 International Meeting

This year the meeting will be hosted by the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Gregorian University and sponsored by Baylor University Press, Columbia Theological Seminary, and the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship.

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 meeting registration hours, hotel list, and tour information. 

We hope to see you in Rome, July 1–5, 2019!

Application for New International Meeting Program Units

The International Meeting Program Committee (IMPC) invites you to submit ideas for new program units by September 1. The IMPC reviews program unit proposals and renewals and evaluates the distribution of topics and sessions among program units. Proposals will be reviewed by the IMPC within the month. More information can be found here, including the criteria for review of proposals and the application form.

Congratulations to the 2019 Award Recipients

The 2019 A. R. Pete Diamond Award for Integrative Scholarship has been awarded to Lora Walsh for her paper entitled, “Lost in Revision: Gender Symbolism in Vision 3 and Similitude 9 of The Shepherd of Hermas.”

The 2019 David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship has been awarded to Andrew Perrin for his paper entitled, “Danielic Pseudepigraphy in/and the Hebrew Scriptures? Remodeling the Structure and Scope of Daniel Traditions at Qumran.” 

The 2019 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship has been awarded to Michael P. Theophilos for his paper entitled, “ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ (Rev 17.14; 19.16) in Light of the Numismatic Record.”

It is with great pleasure that SBL offers these awards – a singular honor from colleagues and peers! We would also like to thank our members whose contributions make these awards possible. If you would like to know more about the awards read more here.

New from SBL Press

XVI Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Stellenbosch, 2016
Gideon R. Kotzé, Wolfgang Kraus, and Michaël N. van der Meer, editors

This book includes papers given at the XVI Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS), held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2016. Essays by scholars from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America identify and discuss new topics and lines of inquiry and develop fresh insights and arguments in existing areas of research into the Septuagint and cognate literature. This is an important new resource for scholars and students who are interested in different methods of studying the literature included in the Septuagint corpora, the theology and reception of these texts, as well as the works of Josephus.

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Bodies on the Verge: Queering Pauline Epistles
Joseph A. Marchal, editor

The various contributors to this collection question and expand the meaning and boundaries not only of what counts as queer work in biblical studies but also of what constitutes the Pauline, especially given its curious afterlives in philosophy, literature, art, and history. Essays provide important explorations of gender, sexuality, and embodiment as well as their intersections with, in, and as dynamics of empire and economy, race and ethnicity, religion and nationality, animality and disability.

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Second Wave Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible
Marianne Grohmann and Hyun Chul Paul Kim, editors

Essays from a diverse group of scholars offer new approaches to biblical intertextuality that examine the relationship between the Hebrew Bible, art, literature, sociology, and postcolonialism. These essays showcase how, why, and what intertextuality has been and present possible potential directions for future research and application.




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
                        Kindle ASIN B00WVGD4AY  •  Google Play  ISBN 9781589839656

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