February 11, 2015 Newsletter
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Bible Odyssey

With thanks to colleague Charles Haws, we can now get a time-lapse visual of Bible Odyssey’s global reach in a single month (January). Watch here.

New content on Bible Odyssey this month includes:

Lee MacDonald on the NT canon

Jennie Ebeling and Norma Franklin on Jezreel

Fred Greenspahn on Lexicography

Aubrey Elizabeth Buster on Asaph

Top 5 most visited content in the past 14 days:

1. Timeline: Second Temple Judaism (Stephen Germany)
2. Passages: The Woman Caught in Adultery (Jennifer Knust)
3. Bible Basics: How Was the Bible Written and Transmitted? (Brennan Breed)
4. Places: The Road to Jericho (Maura Sala)
5. Bible Basics: What Are the Earliest Versions and Translations of the bible? (Brennan Breed)

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Annual Meeting Travel Grant
A change to the deadline schedule and application process for the Annual Meeting Travel Grants has been put in place to bring the process in line with dates for Annual Meeting paper acceptance dates.

1 March 2015: Deadline – E-mail with Intention to submit and CV.
5 April 2015: Deadline – Application form and recommendation letter.
1 May 2015: Award decisions will be announced.

More information >>

SBL Calendar
Events for Biblical and Religious Studies

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The former promotes content related to Bible Odyssey and biblical studies in general. The latter is a combined channel for communication to SBL members from the SBL Press, Professions, Congresses, and Membership departments.

2015 International Meeting - Buenos Aires

Extension to IM 2015 Call for Papers
The deadline for the call for papers for the 2015 International Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been extended. The deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. This gives members an additional two weeks to propose papers for this historic meeting.
View the 2015 International Meeting Call for Papers >>

Housing at the Meeting
The 2015 International Meeting will take place in Buenos Aires from July 20-24. This meeting will be hosted by the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. Please note that we will have a small number of rooms available at our headquarters hotel, the Hilton Buenos Aires. You will have the option of booking this hotel when registration opens. Please visit our website at http://sbl-site.org/meetings/Internationalmeeting.aspx, for updates as they become available.

Agade Mailing List Now Available on SBL Website

Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies at Vanderbilt University, has been collecting and distributing the Agade Mailing List for almost two decades, dating back to his position at The University of North Carolina, which still hosts the email distribution list. The Agade list forwards news and information of interest to scholars in biblical studies, Near Eastern studies, late antiquity, Judaica, classics, and archaeology, with items, too, in broad intellectual history and even popular culture. It is a valuable source of announcements, and these many guilds are in debt to Professor Sasson.

With many thanks to Jack for his permission, SBL will combine the previous days’ Agade List announcements on a page of Current Postings, as well as collect them all in an Archive. SBL will not supplement, eliminate, or otherwise emend the number or content of the announcements, and presents them in the order of their delivery.

You can find a link to this resource in the News & Calendar box on the SBL home page, or you can access it directly via this link.

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