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Regional Scholar Awards

The Regional Scholars’ Program has beendeveloped by the Society of Biblical Literature’sCouncil of Regional Coordinators to recognizepromising younger scholars in the field of biblicalstudies. Its objective is to encourage their intellectualdevelopment through a mentoring program and toprovide practical assistance in securing a place topresent their work at the Society’s Annual Meeting.Information on the application process is availablefrom the Regional Coordinator of each region.

2013 Awards
headshot of Frayer-Griggs   Daniel Frayer-Griggs is an adjunct lecturer at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. at Durham University (January 2013) and is currently at work revising his doctoral thesis, Saved as through Fire: The Fiery Ordeal in New Testament Eschatology, which he intends to submit for publication in the coming year. Prior to studying at Durham, he completed an M.A. at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. A contributor to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception,he also has articles published or forthcoming in the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, the Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies,and Harvard Theological Review. His teaching and research interests include the canonical and non-canonical gospels, the historical Jesus, 1 Corinthians,and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
headshot-parker   Julie Faith Parker is Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Andover Newton Theological School. She is also an Adjunct Professor at New York Theological Seminary teaching inmates at Sing Sing Prison. She earned her doctorate at Yale University and holds degrees from Hamilton College (B.A.),Union Theological Seminary (New York; M.Div.), and Yale Divinity School (S.T.M). A pioneer in childist biblical interpretation, she founded SBL’s Children in the Biblical World section, which she has chaired for the past six years. She has recently published Valuable and Vulnerable: Children in the Hebrew Bible,Especially the Elisha Cycle in the Brown Judaic Studies Series. Her further research interests include ancient Near Eastern cultures and feminist interpretation.She has published in Ugarit-Forshungen and has a forthcoming article in JBL, along with multiple contributions to edited volumes. Dr. Parker is also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and has published four educational books on the topics of clergywomen, homelessness, teen ethics,and leadership.
  Trevor W. Thompson is an Instructor at Abilene Christian University. He is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Chicago, with the dissertation title,“The Pauline Fake: Second Thessalonians and the Rhetoric of Authenticity.” Trevor is the recipient of a Mellon Graduate Achievement Fellowship. In 2011,he partnered with a colleague to produce the first English translation of Galen’s De Indolentia, discovered in 2005.Trevor is co-editor of Christian Body, Christian Self: Concepts of Early Christian Personhood (Mohr Siebeck 2011) and co-editor of two forthcoming volumes, Galen, De Indolentia: Select Essays and Ephesus as a Religious Center under the Principate.He is the author of essays or articles on 2 Thessalonians, Acts of the Apostles, Acts of John, Galen, and Origen as well as encyclopedia entries for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (De Gruyter) and the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law.

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