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The following special session has just been added to the Annual Meeting Program for Philadelphia

Remembering Robert W. Funk, 1926-2005
11/21/2005
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Room: Room 108-A - Pennsylvania Convention Center

Robert Funk, a pivotal leader in the history of the Society of Biblical Literature, died September 3 following a brief illness. Several SBL and AAR colleagues will reflect on his influence and accomplishments.

Andrew Scrimgeour, Drew University, Presiding
John Dominic Crossan, DePaul University, Panelist
Ray Hart, Panelist
Karen King, Harvard University, Panelist
Lane McGaughy, Willamette University, Panelist
Elaine Pagels, Princeton University, Panelist

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Additional Meetings:

A PDF with Additional Meeting room assignments is now available:
http://www.sbl-site.org/Congresses/Congresses_ProgramBook.aspx?MeetingId=4

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The final Annual Meeting room assignments won't be available until the At-A-Glance is printed for the meeting. To check the room assignments as they stand now, go to the on-line program book page:
http://www.sbl-site.org/Congresses/Congresses_ProgramBook.aspx?MeetingId=4

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Look for this new session in Philadelphia

Update 10/12/2005

S20-135

The Tel Zayit Stone: A New Tenth-Century Inscription from the Judaean Shephelah
11/20/2005
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Room: Room 103-A - Pennsylvania Convention Center
A dramatic discovery punctuated this year's excavation season at Tel Zayit, Israel, where The Zeitah Excavations recovered a large stone bearing an incised, two-line inscription. The special importance of the stone derives not only from its archaic alphabetic text, which hints at formal scribal training at the site, but also from its well-defined archaeological context in a structure dating securely to the tenth century BCE. The borderland site of Tel Zayit lies in the lowlands district of Judah, and in this period it exhibits strong links with the highland culture to the east, in the direction of Jerusalem, not with the coastal culture of the Philistine plain. The early appearance of literacy at Tel Zayit will surely play a pivotal role in the current discussion of the archaeology and history of Israel and Judah in the tenth century BCE.

Lawrence Stager, Harvard University, Presiding
Ron Tappy, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Panelist
P. Kyle McCarter, Johns Hopkins University, Panelist

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Update 9/22/2005

ASOR Meeting Sessions of Interest to SBL Members

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Annual Meeting will be held in November 16-19, 2005, at the Hyatt Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. The ASOR office has kindly provided a list of sessions that may be of interest to SBL members.

Please see the program listing: ASOR Sesssions of Interest


The entire ASOR program is available on their website: http://www.asor.org/AM/am.htm

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Update 9/15/2005

Look for these sessions on managing your money from TIAA-CREF

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S21-43 TIAA-CREF: A Woman's Money, A Woman's Future
Monday, November 21, 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM, Room 306 - Marriott

Focusing in issues of particular interest to women through for possible life "stages," this seminar covers:

Starting out
In full swing
If you're suddenly single
Leaving my legacy

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S21-88 TIAA-CREF: Meeting Financial Challenges at Mid-Career

Monday, November 21, 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM, Room 310 - Marriott

Helping employees prepare for retirement, this seminar reviews and answers such questions as:

"Am I saving enough for retirement?"
"How can I save more?"
"Am I investing to meet my goals?"
"Should I consider changing my investment mix?"
Also discussed is the importance of organizing personal financial information, setting personal financial goals and divising tolerable investing strategies to help meet those goals.

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S21-131 TIAA-CREF: Planning Ahead for Retirement

Monday, November 21, 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM, Room 307 - Marriott

Examining retirement planning, this seminar identifies retirement savings gaps that could potentially prevent participants from reaching their goals. The presentation features an interactive calculator used to evaluate if participants are on track to reach their retirement goals.

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Update 8/1/2005

Look for these sessions on teaching

S18-3
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Teaching and the Web: An Introductory
11/18/2005
9:00 AM to 4:45 PM
Room: Room 411 & 412 - Marriott
This workshop requires pre-registration. Please see the print program, when available, for the workshop schedule and registration information.
Mary Hinkle, Luther Seminary, Presiding
Sarah Henrich, Luther Seminary, Presiding
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S18-4
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Teaching the Bible in Racially and Culturally Diverse Classrooms
11/18/2005
9:00 AM to 4:45 PM
Room: Room 305 - Marriott
Co-sponsored by the Society of Biblical Literature, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, and the Fund for Theological Education 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration required. Limit 40 participants. Please see the print program book, when available, for further information on the workshop and registration.

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S19-51
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Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies
11/19/2005
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Washington C - Loews Hotel
Theme: The Practice of Learner-Centered Teaching
Many learning experts now advocate a shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered teaching. Join a discussion, lead by a panel of noted teachers, about one of the best new books on learning, Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2002).

Faith Hawkins, Emory University, Presiding
Margaret Aymer, Interdenominational Theological Center, Panelist (20 min)
Leonard Greenspoon, Creighton University, Panelist (20 min)
Mark Roncace, Wingate University, Panelist (20 min)
Devadasan Premnath, St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, Panelist (20 min)
Break (5 min)
Discussion (60 min)
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S19-103
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Best Practices in Teaching Workshop
11/19/2005
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room 411 & 412 - Marriott
Theme: "Strategies for Teaching Biblical Languages on the Web and in the Classroom"

N. Clayton Croy, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Presiding
Carolyn S. Leeb, Valparaiso University
Vowels Change, Consonants Disappear (30 min)
Andrew Vaughn, Gustavus Adolphus College
Web-based Tools for Teaching Biblical Hebrew Verbs (30 min)
Sandra Hack Polaski, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and Susan Jeffers, Bethany Theological Seminary
Tips for Teaching Greek Online (30 min)
Mary H. Schertz, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Seeing the Text: "Playing" with Projected Passages in Intermediate Greek (30 min)
N. Clayton Croy, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Another Baker's Dozen of Tips and Resources for Teaching Biblical Greek (30 min)
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S20-53
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Best Practices in Teaching Workshop
11/20/2005
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room 411 & 412 - Marriott
Theme: "Teaching Biblical Hebrew"
David Baker, Ashland Theological Seminary, Presiding
Sharon Alley, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Gary Alley, Jr., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Making Hebrew Class Come Alive: The Advantages of the Total Physical Response Method (30 min)
Paul Overland, Ashland Theological Seminary
Can Second Language Acquisition Theory Enhance Ancient Language Acquisition? (30 min)
Victoria Hoffer, Yale University
Techniques for Teaching Biblical Hebrew (30 min)
Helene Dallaire, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
From Modern Hebrew Immersion to Classical Hebrew Proficiency (30 min)
David Baker, Ashland Theological Seminary
A Baker's Dozen of Tips and Resources for Teaching Biblical Hebrew (30 min)

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S20-101
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Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies
11/20/2005
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room 109-A - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Theme: The Transformation of Student Worldviews

Sandra Gravett, Appalachian State University, Presiding (5 min)
Jim Grimshaw, Carroll College
Valuing and Challenging Student Worldviews in Biblical Interpretation (35 min)
Patrick Gray, Rhodes College
The Bible and Film: Current Pedagogical Trends (35 min)
Break (5 min)
David A. Bosworth, Barry University
Teaching Creation as a Case Study (35 min)
Mary Bader, College of Wooster
Strategies for Moving Students from Faith-based to Academic Biblical Studies (35 min)

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National Association of Professors of Hebrew
11/20/2005
4:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Room: Room 411 & 412 - Marriott
Theme: Adult Learning Styles and Hebrew Teaching

Pamela Scalise, Fuller Theological Seminary, Presiding
Victoria Hoffer, Yale University
Biblical Hebew Teaching (30 min)
Tim Bulkeley, University of Auckland
Biblical Hebrew Vocabularies (30 min)
Joel Harlow, Reformed Theological Seminary, Virtual Campus
Principles of Adult Learning as Guides for the Successful Design and Delivery of First Year Hebrew Online (30 min)
Paul Overland, Ashland Theological Seminary
Communicative Language Teaching: Second Language Methods for Ancient Language Acquisition (30 min)
Discussion (45 min)

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S21-4
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Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies
11/21/2005
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Room 106-B - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Theme: Doing Biblical Studies with the Marginalized
A Participatory Workshop on the Bible and Popular Education with Bob Ekblad of The People's Seminary (www.peoplesseminary.org) and discussion of his book, Reading the Bible with the Damned (Westminster John Knox Press, October 2005)

Robert Ekblad, The People's Seminary, Presiding
Jonathan Draper, University of Natal, Panelist
Noelle Damico, School of Theology, University of the Poor, Panelist

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S21-51
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Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies
11/21/2005
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Room 105-A - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Theme: Resources

Charles Miller, University of North Dakota, Presiding (5 min)
Mark Roncace, Wingate University
Popular Music in Introductory Bible Courses (35 min)
Jane S. Webster, Barton College
Shape Shifters and Blame Shifters: Susanna Exposed (35 min)
Break (5 min)
Barbara Green, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology and Carleen Mandolfo, Colby College
INTERFACing our Teaching Challenges (35 min)
Ronald A. Simkins, Creighton University
Virtual Archaeology for Teaching the Bible (35 min)

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National Association of Professors of Hebrew
11/21/2005
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Room: Room 411 & 412 - Marriott
Theme: No Theme

Galia Hatav, University of Florida, Presiding
Naama Zahavi-Ely, College of William and Mary
Beyond the Etnach: Using Cantillation Marks in the Teaching of Biblical Hebrew (40 min)
Galia Hatav, University of Florida
The Modal Nature of TRM in Biblical Hebrew (40 min)
Discussion (40 min)

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Update: 7/25/2005
The Preliminary Program book for the 2005 Annual Meeting is now on line:

http://www.sbl-site.org/congresses/Congresses_ProgramBook.aspx?MeetingId=4

Check your session information for accuracy.

Update: 7/5/2005
If you enjoyed this month's Feature articles, look for this session at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia:

Semiotics and Exegesis
11/21/2005
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room 107-B - Pennsylvania Convention Center
Theme: Roadside Religion: American Holy Lands

Christopher Heard, Pepperdine University, Presiding
Timothy Beal, Case Western Reserve University
Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith (20 min)
Burke Long, Bowdoin College
Imagining the Holy Land: Maps, Models and Fantasy Travels (20 min)
David Gunn, Texas Christian University, Respondent (20 min)
Jana Reiss, Publishers Weekly, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (40 min)

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Registration for the SBL's 125th anniversary Annual Meeting opened May 15th.
We will be highlighting a different Annual Meeting session each month prior to the meeting in Philadelphia. Check back each month!

Computer Assisted Research Section

Theme: The Pleasures, Pains and Prospects for Biblioblogging (S20-12)

Sunday, November 20th, 9:00am — 11: 00am

The phenomenon of "blogging", the maintenance of a regular online journal or weblog, has proliferated massively in recent times. As in all areas of life, political, religious, cultural, art, entertainment and media, so too in the area of academic Biblical Studies, the blog is an informative, innovative, up-to-the-minute way of discovering more about the subject, discussing the latest developments, interacting on controversial topics and enjoying the lighter side of the discipline. These "biblioblogs" are now widely consulted by those in the guild, and are contributing something of interest and intelligence. But what is the future of the biblioblogs? What is their scope for development? This session gathers together a panel of pioneers in this area."



Important Dates

August 1 Your membership dues must be paid and your address changes submitted in order to receive a Program Book before the meeting.

September Program Books go out.

September 16 Second tier pre-meeting ("Advance") registration rates go into effect

Mid September Registration packets mailed to those who registered between May and September 15

October 17 Third tier ("Regular")registration rates go into effect.

October 21 EIS Center registration and resume deadline

To register or for more information go to:
SBL Congresses

Citation: , " Philadelphia November 19-22," SBL Forum , n.p. [cited May 2005]. Online:http://sbl-site.org/Article.aspx?ArticleID=398

 
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