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 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...]

Ken Brown on the SBL International Monotheism Sessions

Ken Brown has posted a summary of the three sessions on the term monotheism and whether it should continue to be used in Biblical studies. The Bibliobloggers’ dinner went ahead just down the street from the originally-planned venue, at a place called dr.ink’s. It was well attended, including by a large number of non-bloggers, who [Read More...]

Drafts of My Article on Monotheism

My earliest draft of my reference article on the term “monotheism” was very brief, and so I can share it in its entirety here: monotheism n. Do not use this term. I came to the International Society of Biblical Literature conference hoping to get a better sense of whether this was the emerging scholarly consensus [Read More...]

Bibliobloggers Dinner

This is just a reminder that details about the International SBL Bibliobloggers Dinner have been posted on the blog Corthodoxy. Click through for further details. If you are a Biblioblogger in London, hope you can make it! [Read more...]

International Society of Biblical Literature Conference – Day One

I got to London yesterday for the International Society of Biblical Literature conference, being hosted by King’s College. Unlike the SBL Annual Meeting in the US, and apparently previous international meetings, the first day of the conference “hit the ground running.” I was rather dismayed, as a result of not having planned my travels with [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...]

Academia.edu Founder to Speak at SBL

Chris Brady announced the news on his blog Targuman that Dr. Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu, will speak at the Blogging and Online Publication session at SBL in November. His presentation’s title will be “Academia.edu: The Past, Present, and Future of Scholarly Social Networking.” Click through for more information. Have you used Academia.edu? [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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