SBL Ahead

SBL: Society of Biblical Literature. This weekend is the annual meeting. Circa 4,000 people. Over a mere 10 session blocks hundreds of papers will be delivered in sessions too numerous to count. My first entry into this world was in Boston in 1999. It was mostly overwhelming and lonely. Being around thousands of people is […]

Books to Buy at SBL?

We are all thankful for the facade of “Presentation of Academic Research” as an occasion to have our favorite publishers gathered in one place every fall at a gathering we call the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. In an attempt not to overspend in the book room, I typically go in with a list […]

SBL Motion

It has come to my attention that the following motion is going to be proposed for consideration at SBL this year, a response to recent dust-ups over what constitutes appropriate standards of scholarly activity in a religious-studies oriented context. As I understand it, this is going to be recommended as one 4-part motion. 1. That […]

SBL Sessions, Everybody’s Doing It

Since everyone else and their mom is posting where they’ll be presenting during SBL, courtesy of the online program, far be it from me to refrain! Intertextuality in the New Testament 11/20/2010 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Theme: Approaches Toward New Testament Intertextuality Jerry L. Sumney, Lexington Theological Seminary, Presiding (2 min) Alain Gignac, Universit√© […]