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April 9, 2013 e-newsletter
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JBL 132.1 is posted

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A Vision of Divine Justice: The Resurrection of Jesus in Eastern Christian Iconography
John Dominic Crossan

Four Inner-Biblical Interpretations of Genesis 49:10: On the Lexical and Syntactic Ambiguities of ‘Ad as Reflected in the Prophecies of Nathan, Ahijah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah
Richard C. Steiner

The Mtnb’wt in Ezekiel 13 Reconsidered
Jonathan Stökl

The Problem of Time in Joel
Ronald L. Troxel

Already/ Not Yet: Eschatological Tension in the Book of Tobit
Jill Hicks-Keeton

Can Ahiqar Tell Us Anything about Personified Wisdom?
Seth A. Bledsoe

Ben Sira, the Genesis Creation Accounts, and the Knowledge of God's Will
Shane Berg

P. Duk. inv. 727r: New Evidence for the Meaning and Provenance of the Word Prosēlutos
David M. Moffitt and C. Jacob Butera

Markan Discipleship according to Malachi: The Significance of me aposterēsēs in the Story of the Rich Man (Mark 10:17-22)
Richard Hicks


Register now for the 2013 SBL International Meeting in St. Andrews, Scotland! The online program is available, so check your schedule and book your travel. Please note that all participants must be registered by May 1. As you know, the International Meeting provides a unique forum for biblical studies and related disciplines. Program units span Archaeology and Material Culture, the Arts, Law, Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran, Early Judaism and Early Christianity, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East, Hermeneutics, Theory and Identity, the Historical Jesus and Extra Canonical Literature, the History of Interpretation, Language and Linguistic Studies, Paul and Pauline Literature, Translation, Textual Criticism and Manuscripts, and Theology and Theological Approaches.

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the University of St. Andrews to provide dormitory accommodations within the University for only 59 pounds per night. Information about these accommodations, as well as transportation options, are available on the International Meeting website.

For the Annual Meetings 2013, we are in the process of finalizing session details and will commence drafting a schedule shortly. If you have proposed a paper, be sure that you are familiar with the requirements of participation, including the requirement to be registered no later than June 1. Registration information will be available shortly through the Annual Meetings page. Special sessions and workshops in planning will be of wide interest to members, covering topics such as alternative academic careers; art and religion at the Walters Museum; the Bible and television; commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; course design; Jewish concepts of scripture; methods in the analytical study of religion; and religion, conflict, and democracy in modern Africa.

Please note that the Annual Meeting program schedule will not be available until June 1. Attendee registration and housing for the Annual Meetings 2013 is available on the Annual Meetings page.

Over half of the Regional Meetings have already happened, but several more are yet to come. Check out the dates and locations of meetings on the Regional Meetings page.

International Cooperation Initiative

The following books were added to the Online Book depository in March:

Bandy, Alan S. The Prophetic Lawsuit in the Book of Revelation. New Testament Monographs 29. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010.

Dell, Katharine. Opening the Old Testament. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.

Ellens, J. Harold. The Son of Man in the Gospel of John. New Testament Monographs 28. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010.

Lombaard, Christo. The Old Testament and Christian Spirituality: Theoretical and Practical Essays from a South African Perspective. International Voices in Biblical Literature, 2. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.

von Ehrenkrook, Jason. Sculpting Idolatry in Flavian Rome. Early Judaism and Its Literature, 33. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011.

The ICI Member Handbook has been posted to the ICI web page or you may link here.

Liaison Network:
We welcome Sviatoslav Rogalky and Frank Bilbo as liaison members for Belarus and Ghana respectively.
For information about the Liaison Network, please contact Tim Langille.

Career Development

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Students—stay tuned for updates about student-focused planning at the Annual Meeting, including new plans for the student members reception!

After a great workshop on understanding and managing the hiring process, the Career Development Committee is putting together a session on the state of the academic job market and alternative academic careers. Stay tuned as plans develop!

Directors of Graduate Studies—You are an important liaison between your department and university administration. You advocate for the needs of the graduate program and its students and help establish academic priorities and allocate resources for students. What information do you need to do your job? What can the Society do for you? Contact Charlie Haws, Associate Director of Programs, at if you have feedback. We hope to have a conversation at the Annual Meeting in November.

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. It can be found here:

Optional Profile Winners
Every month, we randomly select two members from the pool of those who have filled out the Optional Profile for a free one-year membership. The March 2013  winners are:

John Dunne
Francis Borchardt

As our privacy policy indicates, we will never divulge information from your profile to a third party. Thank you to all of you who have supplied this optional data. If you have not yet filled in the information (or you would like to update it), you may do so by logging into our website with your SBL Member number and going to the "my profile" tab, which will appear on the left hand side of the screen in the box where you logged in. While you are filling out the Optional Profile, please make sure all of your profile information is up to date!

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 132:2 of the Journal of Biblical Literature your subscription and payment must be received no later than May 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.

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.

  • Comprehensive: RBL includes reviews of various topical studies, multi-author volumes, reference works, commentaries, dictionaries, bible translations, software, and other resources for the classroom and research. Multiple and contrasting reviews are often presented. The material reviewed and our reviewers come from varied academic, social, and religious perspectives.
  • International: RBL provides a forum for international scholarly exchange and cutting edge innovations with reviews of German, French, Italian, and English books as well as reviews in those languages. Our editorial board includes members from across the globe.
  • Timely: RBL produces reviews of the most recent titles in biblical studies.
  • Authoritative: RBL reviews are written by the most qualified scholars available, whether a member of the SBL or the broader scholarly guild, and are vetted to ensure their quality by a highly regarded editorial board.

In order to receive the printed annual of the Review of Biblical Literature for 2013  your subscription and payment needs to be received by October 15, 2013. 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.


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April 2013
4/11-4/13 Late Antiquity Made New: A Celebration Of The Career Of Elizabeth A. Clark.
Late Antiquity Made New brings together more than fifty internationally recognized scholars of Late Ancient and Early Christian Studies and their related disciplines. The conference has two projects: documenting the emergence of “Late Antiquity” as a discipline within and beyond the Study of Religion during the past four decades, and exploring directions for contemporary and future research in the field.

With keynotes by Patricia Cox Miller (Syracuse): “Caressing the Wolf's Head: Reading Animals in Early Christianity”; Dale Martin (Yale): “Armed and Not Dangerous: Jesus in Jerusalem”; Catherine Chin (UC-Davis): “Aristocratic and Apostolic Genealogies in the Late Fourth Century”;

Registration is free and open to all
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May 2013
5/3 SBL New England Regional Meeting
Regional meeting location will be announced soon.
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5/3 Call for Papers Deadline
CONFERENCE THEME:Promoting Excellence in Bible Translation
The Bible Translation 2013 Conference is co-sponsored by the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL) and SIL International; the Eugene A. Nida Lecture Series is sponsored by the Nida Institute. The BT Conference will be held at the International Linguistics Center (GIAL campus) in Dallas, Texas, USA October 11-15
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5/3- 5/5 SBL Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting
Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
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5/9- 5/11 American Council of Learned Societies Annual Meeting
Will be held in the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD
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5/16- 5/19 The Association of Ancient Historians (AAH) Annual Meeting
The 2013 meeting of the AAH will be hosted by The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
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5/23 Call for Papers Deadline
Producing Christian Culture: Gospel Text and Gospel Commentary in Medieval Perspective
A conference organised under the aegis of the Catholic Studies Centre, Durham Univeristy, the IMRS and Loyola University, and in association with Bedes's World, De Paul University, the Bible Society.Held in conjunction with the exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels during the summer of 2013:4th—6th July 2013
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5/30- 6/2 St. Ambrose Conference on Bible and Justice
St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa will bring together scholars, clergy, and students from around the world to explore how the ancient texts of the Bible might address a variety of modern justice concerns, with a focus on gender, empire, poverty, and the environment. Along with our keynote speakers, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Richard Horsley, Elsa Tamez, and David Horrell, this conference will work to consider the relevance of the Bible to modern justice issues, while promoting bridges between biblical studies and various endeavors for a just world. A call for abstracts is now open for both professional and undergraduate sessions. For more information, please visit the conference website at: 
June 2013
6/12- 6/16 AAUP's Conference on the State of Higher Education
The American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and annual business meeting will be held in Washington DC.
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July 2013
7/1-7/5 The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature
International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (ICDCL 2013)
Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus, Ziegelstr. 30,10117 Berlin, Germany
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7/4- 7/6 Peter in Earliest Christianity
A conference sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins, University of Edinburgh (immediately before the SBL International Meeting in St. Andrews). Speakers include: Timothy Barnes, Markus Bockmuehl, Sean Freyne, Larry Hurtado, Peter Lampe, Tobias Nicklas, and Margaret Williams. Topics include: the historical Peter, Peter in Galilean and Roman archaeology, and Peter in the first three Christian centuries. Offers of short papers (20 minutes) may be submitted to Dr. Helen Bond before March 15, 2013. Registration opens October 1, 2012. Registration fee, which covers conference fee, coffee breaks, and Friday lunch, is £40 before April 15, 2013, and £50 after April 15, 2013 (and £35 for students any time). There will also be a conference dinner Friday evening, for which the fee is £25 payable at registration.
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7/7- 7/11 SBL International Meeting
Held in St. Andrews, Scotland
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7/15- 7/17 Christian Contribution to the Arab Renaissance during the Second Millennium
The ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Thirty Seventh International Conference on Christian Contribution to the Arab Renaissance during the Second Millennium, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, 15-17 July 2013.The conference will start on Monday 15th July at 9am, finishing on Wednesday 17th July at 6pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.
All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review.
If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact the Aram Society, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Fax. 01865-516824.
Email for more information.
7/16- 7/18 Paul’s Graeco-Roman Context
The Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense is an annual international conference on Biblical Studies jointly organised by the theological faculties of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Université Catholique de Louvain. The meetings take place in the Faculty of Theology at the KU Leuven and are alternately dedicated to a topic in Old and in New Testament Studies.
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7/22-7/25 SOTS Summer Meeting
The Summer Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study will be held at Bangor University, Bangor.
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7/23-7/27 Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
The annual meeting of the Society for New Testament Studies, the peak international body for New Testament scholarship and research, will be held in Perth, Western Australia, at Murdoch University.
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7/29–7/31 The Decapolis: History and Archaeology
ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Thirty Fiftth International Conference on the theme of The Decapolis: History and Archaeology, to be held at Oxford University. The conference aims to study the movement of nomads and their settlements in the Syrian Orient; and it will pay a special attention to the migration of Arab nomads from the Arabian Peninsula to the Fertile Crescent in the pre-Islamic period.

The conference will start on Monday July 29th at 9am, finishing on Thursday, July 31st at 6pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 30 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address:ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Fax. 01865-516824. Email ARAM
7/30-8/2 EABS Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies
Hosted by The University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
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August 2013
8/4–8/9 International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT)
The 21st Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) will take place at the University of Munich, Germany. As usual it will be joint with the Congresses of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS, 1.-3. of August), of the International Organization for Qumran Studies (IOQS), the International Organziation for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), the International Organization for Targum Studies (IOTS) and the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP).
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8/29-8/31 British New Testament Society
2013 conference will be held at the University of St. Andrews. Details forthcoming.
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