June 10, 2015 Newsletter
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Bible Odyssey
New content on Bible Odyssey this week!
Gabriel Said Reynolds on Qur’an and the Bible

Joshua Ezra Burns on Pharisees and Rabbinic Judaism

Pamela Barmash on Homicide in the Ancient Near East

Shuichi Hasegawa on House of Omri

Sara Koenig on Bathsheba

David Konstan on Jesus, Lazarus, and Friendship

Sarah Shectman on Moabite Men

Eva Mroczek on Whom Did Cain Marry and Mark of Cain

Mesopotamia Map

Via Maris Map

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Read JBL 134.2 at JSTOR

SBL Calendar

Events for Biblical and Religious Studies

In Memoriam

J. Louis Martyn 1925-2015
Beverly Roberts Gaventa pays tribute to a colleague.

ICI Books Added to Repository in May

In The Sheffield Press Section:

Clines, David J.A., Ellen van Wolde, eds. A Critical Engagement: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honour of J. Cheryl Exum. Hebrew Bible Monographs 38. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011. (446 pages, 4.44 MB)

Elliott, Scott S. Reconfiguring Mark’s Jesus: Narrative Criticism after Poststructuralism. The Bible in the Modern World 41. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011. (236 pages, 1.32 MB)

In SBL's Ancient Israel and Its Literature section:

Kelle, Brad E., Frank Ritchel Ames, Jacob L. Wright, eds. Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts. Ancient Israel and Its Literature 18. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014.

To find these books, log-in and go to the ICI online books page and select the series page.

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Annual Meeting

Program book is now on-line

The last chance for the Early Bird registration rates for the SBL Annual Meeting is Thursday, June 18!   If you haven’t registered for the SBL Annual Meeting 2015 yet, the Early Bird registration rates are in effect through the end of the day (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time) Thursday June 18. After this day they will increase an additional $50 so please make sure to Register Now. 
You may also make a hotel reservation at one of our available conference hotels when you register. The Annual Meeting Exhibits and Registration areas will be located at the Hyatt Regency.   Activities, events, receptions and sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Downtown, Sheraton Downtown and Westin Peachtree Plaza.  All locations are within walking distance of one another.
More than 1,000 academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, workshops, and tours will be offered at the Annual Meetings 2015.  To review additional information about the 2015 Annual Meetings, please click here.

SBL International Meeting— Buenos Aires, Argentina
Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24

Program book is now on-line

Registration for the International Meeting is now open.
Note: We recommend that you review the registration, housing, and travel information on this site prior to registering for the conference.

Click here to register for the conference.

Student Volunteers
We are now offering student members the opportunity to volunteer at the International Meeting. Volunteer benefits include free conference registration and a complimentary 1-year SBL membership.
Please contact Samantha Spitzner for more information on how to volunteer.

SBL Press Titles Now in Kindle

SBL Press is pleased to announce the release of more than thirty current and backlist titles using Amazon’s Print Replica technology. Print Replica preserves the look of the printed page and the enhanced reading experience that Kindle users have grown to love. Thanks to Print Replica, SBL Press can now make available to our members books that contain Hebrew, Greek, and other ancient languages in a Kindle format that is fully searchable and allows for highlighting, note taking, and copying and pasting of text.

Visit the Kindle Store and search for SBL Press and Society of Biblical Literature titles. Don’t forget that we also offer our e-book titles in PDF format through Google Play.

Featured titles:

The SBL Handbook of Style, Society of Biblical Literature

Proverbs: An Eclectic Edition with Introduction and Textual Commentary, Michael V. Fox

The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity, edited by Jonathan A. Draper and Clayton N. Jefford

The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel, Israel Finkelstein and Amihai Mazar, edited by Brian B. Schmidt

SBL Membership and Subscriptions

Login with your member number and check to see when your membership and subscriptions are due to expire.
Have you updated your member profile for this year? Remember that if you fill out the member data form you are automatically entered in a drawing to win one of two iPads. You can see the results of last year’s snapshot here.
Is it time to renew your subscriptions with SBL? Remember as a member you always have access to the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Review of Biblical Literature on our website. You only need to subscribe if you want the paper editions to be sent to you. If you wish to receive the third issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature for 2015, you need to subscribe by August 15, 2015. Subscriptions for Review of Biblical Literature 2015 need to be received by September 15, 2015.

Do you have a question, comment, or suggestion about the SBL Handbook of Style, 2nd edition?
If so, please contact SBL Press at SBLHS2@sbl-site.org.

Extensive changes and additions render the first edition outdated
Essential for publishing in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and early Christian studies
Definitive answers to questions of style, spelling, transliteration, and citation

Hardcover $39.95  •  ISBN 9781589839649  •  368 pages

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