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SBL E-Newsletter               November 14, 2013

Annual Meeting Updates
SBL Book Sale
Take the ICI Challenge
SBL Society Report and Audit
Membership Updates
Calendar of Events

Have you filled out your Member Profile?
The response has already been outstanding, but we need to have a majority of members represented by the end of the year, in order to better serve you. There are many reasons why this is important.
Plus, you will be entered into a drawing to receive one of two iPads!

Annual Meeting Updates

The Mobile App is now available

KiddieCorp is pleased to provide a children's program during the 2013 Annual Meeting hosted by AAR and SBL. Click here for information or to download a registration form.

See the website for changes made to the program after the Program Book was published. Changes will also be made in the mobile app, which you can download from

Jewish Sabbath meals and services will be available at nearby Congregation B'nai Israel, a short walk from the conference center and most hotels. Advanced reservation and
pre-payment is required for meals; please contact for more information. Friday dinner will be followed by a panel discussion on the interplay between academic Biblical studies/archaeology and religious tradition.

The SBL hotel blocks are now sold out but if you still need to make your hotel reservation, please call 1-800-632-1696 or visit the housing site for more information.

SBL Book Sale

Almost all new, recent, and backlist SBL and Brown Judaic Studies titles are available to SBL members at a 30% discount during the Annual Meeting Fall Sale.

Download the order form, then mail or fax your order by December 15. If you prefer to order by phone or at the SBL Store, make sure to use the promo code FL2013 at checkout to receive your discount.

Take the ICI Challenge

Are you going on sabbatical or retired and looking for an opportunity to teach abroad? Are you between academic appointments and ready to work with students from a different cultural base on biblical studies in a context that is new to you and, therefore, exciting? Do you have a passion for fostering biblical studies globally? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, the International Cooperation Initiative (ICI) has a place for you. On the SBL web site, you can view a list of institutions that are inviting participation from scholars in online and/or onsite teaching and mentoring. Take the challenge and make a contact! You may discover a rewarding and gratifying opportunity. Jonathan Lawrence took the challenge and traveled to Fiji; read about his experience here.

See the website for the list of institutions and more information on the scholarly exchange program.

SBL Society Report and Audit Posted

The 2013 Society Report and audit are posted on the website. Read about the state of the Society as well as an in-depth jobs report.

Membership and Subscriptions

Address Change
We have dropped the use of our post office box. Please send all mailings for SBL directly to Society of Biblical Literature, The Luce Center, 825 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 . Please be sure to use the most recent membership and subscription form
Time is Running Out! Fill out the New Membership Profile!
The Society of Biblical Literature has developed a new Membership Profile. We urge all of our members to fill it out as soon as possible and to update it each year when you renew your membership. This profile will allow us to better understand and serve our members and analyze trends and changes within the field. Please sign into the website with your member number !*SBLID*! and then click on “Member Profile” and answer the new questions. It will only take a few minutes of your time and will help us in so many ways. Every member who fully completes the questions by December 31 will be entered into a drawing to win one of two iPads.
The Journal of Biblical Literature is the flagship journal of the field. It is published quarterly and includes scholarly articles and critical notes by members of the Society. Essential reading for over a century, it is now available online and in print. 

In order to receive the printed issue 132:4 of the Journal of Biblical Literature your subscription and payment must be received no later than November 15, 2013. The subscription form can be found at: . You may fax or email your form to the office. Our Fax number is 404-727-2419 or you may email the form to If you prefer, you may renew your subscription online, by logging into the website at and following the directions. You may also of course mail your subscription form to us at 825 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 for later issue subscriptions. 

The Review of Biblical Literature (RBL), founded by the Society of Biblical Literature, presents reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields. Appearing in digital form and in print, RBL is comprehensive, international, and timely.In order to receive the printed annual of the Review of Biblical Literature for 2014 your subscription and payment needs to be received by October 15, 2014. The subscription form can be found at: . You can print the form, fill it out and mail it with your payment or payment information to 825 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta , GA 30329. Or, you can fax it to 404-727-2419. If you prefer you can renew your subscription online by logging into the website at and following the directions. 

Special subscription rates to JBL and RBL are available to institutions in ICI countries. Download the ICI order form here.

Calendar of Events

Submit your events to Sharon Johnson

Click here for full calender

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