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Feature Article
"A Contract with God? Will Eisner’s Seminal Graphic Novel as Anti-Theodicy”[1]

Can humans establish a mutually binding contract with God? Will Eisner explores this question in his groundbreaking work, A Contract with God. In spite of the fact that covenant theology has a long history of use for making sense of evil and misfortune, normally by blaming humanity for being an unfaithful covenant partner and crediting God with sending well-deserved punishment, Eisner questions the value of covenantal thinking for doing the work of theodicy. ... MORE >>

 

Articles of Note
Hebrew Bible Discussion Group
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New Testament Discussion Group
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Professions and Adjunct Discussion Group
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Career Discussion Group
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Teaching the Bible Discussion Group
A discussion group moderated by Moira Bucchiarelli that discusses teaching in high school classrooms as well as in adult bible classrooms.
 
Archaeology Discussion Group
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Current Issue
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We want to start a listing of professors who would be willing to work on a project like Kelley Coblentz Bautch described in her article.If you would like to be involved contact: XXX.
 
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SBL staff would like help on a web project similar to Poetry180 for teaching Bible. contact xxx.
 
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A members is looking for collaborators on xxx project. contact xxx.
 
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SBL Welcome message needs translations. Pls translate Wikipedia entry on SBL. contact xxx.

 
Essential Links
Educational resources pages are evolving into classroom resources see the page on Early Christianity and Early Judaism to see the format. We hope to list professors here who are willing to talk to reporters and the media as well as those who want to collaborate with other teachers with Skype presentations to their class.
 
Teaching the Bible Newsletter- sign up and read the archive copies.
 
lesson plans for:
high school classrooms
 
college classrooms
 
bible study
 
Syllabi Archive:
browse through syllabi used and developed by SBL members
Discussion Lists and Bloggers
SBL Multimedia Projects
Pull videos from Bob's list: maybe tie in a "how to" article on vcasts?
SBL Interviews
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SBL Elders project
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SBL program Units audio or video
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Blogs and Discussion Groups:

ANE-2
A successor to the Ancient Near East Discussion List originally hosted by the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.

Biblical Studies
Discussions and debate on matters of biblical interpretation.

Crosstalk-2
Discussion of the critical questions and issues surrounding the study of the Jesus of History and the rise of  Christianity.


Biblioblogs
: An Aggregate of Blogs Geared toward Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies Carnival is a monthly collection of blogs, hosted by a different "biblioblogger" each month.

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