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SBL Statement on Public Statements & Academic Freedom   Recently updated!

Lately I have commented and criticized some of SBL’s recent statements and stances so it is only fair that when I agree with a position they have taken I should praise them.1 Today SBL sent an email regarding a position that was passed by the council in December 2015. (Some have suggested this is a […]


A close reading of Ruth

RBL being put behind paywall 4

SBL members will have just gotten this email from Bob Buller of RBL. These sorts of decisions have to be made and I want to make it clear up front: I don’t think I am opposed to being behind a paywall.1 I mean, I might be opposed, in the sense of open access that I […]


The Life of a Blog from Cradle to Maturity (?)

UPDATE: My brother corrected my memory: he is the one who registered the name “pseudonymous.” My first blog attempt was anonymous, but fittingly, I suppose, I can no longer remember the name. The last session of the “the Blogger and Online Publication” group was a great success. Our chair James McGrath has an excellent summary of […]

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Blogging comes of age

I will be presenting in the Blogger and Online Publication session this year. It should be a fun and informative session. My presentation will be a bit more organic, or really, about the organic process of how my blog has developed over the last dozen years. The Life of a Blog from Cradle to Maturity (?) […]


SBL Professional Conduct Policy

Like all other SBL members I just received John Kutsko’s message about the new policy. These are the links to the policy and procedure documents. Somehow I think this will engender some vexatious comments.   Harassment may be defined as vexatious comment or conduct in relation to a person or group of persons on the basis […]

After the conference I look forward to a break for Thanksgiving on Tybee Island!

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To my SBL & Biblioblogging friends 1

TLDR: Everyone take a deep breath. Over the past few weeks I have been in Germany on a research break. It is going surprisingly well with a large portion of the book now written. While we have been here we have not, of course, been away from the internet and social media, however healthful that […]


iSBL – Hebrews Paper

I am looking forward to heading to Vienna this weekend for next week’s International SBL. I will be presenting in the Hebrews section. I posted a summary of my paper already, “Hebrews 11 is a Midrash of 1 Macc. 2.” To save you the trouble of clicking the link, I will cite my own summary […]

Mattathias and the Apostate

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International SBL – Hebrews Section 3

I am very pleased that my paper on 1 Macc 2 and Hebrews 11 has been accepted for International SBL this summer! It looks like a great pair of sessions on Hebrews. I also presented a draft of this paper on Tuesday at the PhD colloquium at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I have been […]


A comparison of 1 Macc. 2 and Hebrews 11 – ISBL Proposal 2

The International SBL is in Vienna this summer and I have just submitted my proposal to the Epistle of Hebrews session (and actually finished writing the paper!). This is something I have been thinking about for twenty years or so. It will be interesting to see what sort of response it receives (assuming it is […]

Mattathias

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SBL 2013 – A Very Nice Time 1

We will be leaving first thing in the morning tomorrow, but had a great time. I heard a number of excellent papers and saw so many great friends who shared their love and concern for us. It was affirming, sad, and wonderful all at once. There is a consultation on the Megilloth in which I […]