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

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 accepted). Similarities are often noted between the final exhortation of Mattathias to his sons (1 Macc. 2:49ff) that they “remember […]

SBL 2013 – A Very Nice Time

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 presented a paper and heard even better papers. I thought Andrew Davis had a very thought provoking paper with a few […]

Biblioblog Podcast in action.

SBLAARggers Get Together

Brian LePort is trying to organize our annual conference gathering of bibliobloggers. After a false start in naming convention, he asks that we all take his survey to determine the best time for SBLAARggers to gather. Who knows, perhaps I might even break out the mics again for a podcast!  

SBL – I knew you well

I feel as though I have severed a deep and passionate and complicated relationship. I feel a bit hollow inside. I am supposed to be doing something, but what? Oh yeah, I am not going to SBL this year. For the first time in 17 years I will not be attending the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. I am not making any statement in not attending this year’s SBL, not political stand or […]

International SBL – Ajax Stadium Tour anyone?

Next week I will be headed to the Netherlands for a few business visits and the International SBL meeting in Amsterdam. My family will be coming with me and my son is quite the little football/soccer player so we are going to take a tour of the Ajax stadium. Anyone can stop by, according to the site, but groups of ten or more can “choose to make a large tour of 2 hours, including an […]

International SBL in Amsterdam

I am in late in posting the news, but my paper has been accepted for the International SBL conference this summer in Amsterdam. No one will be surprised to know that my paper is on Targum Ruth. The title character of the book of Ruth has been viewed historically as everything from the paragon of a proselyte to a marginal figure who is ultimately nothing more than a pawn used by Naomi and, more lasciviously, […]

International SBL Call for Papers

I believe I will be able to go this year! There are some very interesting sessions, so be sure to take a look and submit a paper if you can make it. Dear Member: This is a friendly reminder that the call for papers period for the 2012 International Meeting will end February 1, 2012. Remember to submit your proposals to the program units listed here. Please note the details about participation, registration, and membership for […]

SBL Sessions: Technology & Aramaic Studies

UPDATE: Note the change in time and room number for this first session. Engaging the “Wired-In Generation”: Knowledge and Learning in the Digital Age 11/19/2011 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Room: 3002 – Convention Center Theme: Hosted by the Student Advisory Board Teresa Calpino, Loyola University of Chicago, Presiding Mark Goodacre, Duke University Pods, Blogs, and other Time-wasters: Do Electronic Media Detract from Proper Scholarship? (15 min) Christian Brady, Pennsylvania State University On the Internet No One Knows […]