Biblioblogger (and Religion Blogger?) Meeting in San Francisco

Bob Cargill has taken the initiative (as Jim West, Mark Goodacre and Dan McClellan have already shared) in trying to get bibliobloggers organized and moving forward in planning to meet up at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in November in San Francisco. I’d like to suggest that, in view of the conference’s reunion with [Read More...]

The Missing SBL/AAR University of Durham Reception has been Found!

Many thanks to Ben Blackwell for tracking down the missing Durham University reception! I was looking through the program books for SBL and then AAR with a sense of dismay that our Durham crowd might not have a set place to gather. But although it isn’t listed in the printed program books, the University of [Read More...]

Applied Immersion Linguistics at SBL in San Francisco

I received my SBL program book in the mail yesterday, and looked to see what sessions looked interesting and begin figuring out which I might like to attend. Among the most striking are the lunchtime meetings in applied linguistics: S20-202 Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages 11/20/2011 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM Room: Howard – Intercontinental [Read More...]

Looking Ahead to AAR and SBL

An e-mail from AAR mentioned that there will be an iPhone/iPad app for this year’s conferences! The e-mail also mentioned the following: Ballroom Space for Self-organizing Groups The Marriott Marquis-Golden Gate Ballroom C2 & C3 will be set aside Sunday afternoon from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm for self-organizing groups. This is an opportunity for colleagues to [Read More...]

SBL Aramaic Studies Sessions for San Francisco

Chris Brady posted on the finalization of the Aramaic Studies sessions for the Society of Biblical Literature conference in San Francisco in November. I am privileged to be reading what I assume will be the first instance of a paper related to the Mandaic dialect of Aramaic in that section. The title will be “The [Read More...]

Blogging Israel Round-Up

For those friends and family who missed my series of posts about my trip to Israel while I was there, here’s a round-up of the posts from the trip: Tel AvivFrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to Bethlehem and HebronThe Old City of JerusalemQuote of the Day (Jerome Murphy-O’Connor)The Dead SeaLast Full Day in JerusalemOn the [Read More...]

SBL Annual Meeting Program Book Online

I’ve been meaning to share this since Tim Henderson mentioned it a while back. In case you missed it, the program book for the 2011 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Francisco is available online. [Read more...]

What is a Biblioblog?

What is a biblioblog? That is the question which Scott Bailey asked and which Jim West, Joel Watts, Rod of Alexandria, Steve Caruso and James Bradford Pate have each sought to answer. I am due to host the Biblical Studies Carnival in early September with a round-up of posts from August. So hopefully we can all figure [Read More...]

The Mandaic Book of John

As an update on the Mandaean Book of John translation project, let me share the news that a blog has been created for the purpose of posting completed drafts of both the typed Mandaic text and English translation of the Mandaean Book of John. It can be visited at http://rogueleaf.com/book-of-john/ Please keep in mind that, [Read More...]

2012 Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting

Many of us had been wondering where the 2012 Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting would be held – and whether the lack of information about the meeting on the SBL web site was due to concerns about the Rapture or the Mayan Apocalypse potentially interfering with the event. However, at long last SBL has [Read More...]


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