January 5, 2017 Newsletter
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Giovanni Garbini (1931-2017) 

Huston Smith (1919-2017) 

Joseph Fitzmyer, S.J. (1920-2016)
1979 SBL President 

Martin A. Klopfenstein (1931-2016)

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Awards Programs with January Deadlines

January 10th is the last day to submit your letter of intent for the following awards:

Don’t miss this opportunity. Submit your letter of intent today!

Award-Winning SBL Press Book

Frederick S. Tappenden’s Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation has received The Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. Tappenden is one of ten recipients selected each year for outstanding doctoral or first post-doctoral works that address the topic “God and Spirituality (broadly understood)."

The book is available from SBL Press in paperback and hardcover and as an e-book from the Kindle store and Google Play.

William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars

A two–month travel-study award of $7,000 will be made available in the summer of 2017 to a qualified American non-tenured faculty member in the field of biblical studies who wants to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in field archaeology and research in Israel. Applicants should apply by January 10, 2017 to ASOR, supplying a statement of purpose; a curriculum vitae; and a supporting letter from a senior administrator. The successful applicant is expected to be a member of ASOR; it is also expected that the recipient will submit a final report to ASOR at the end of the fellowship period. More Information


ACLS Annual Competition for Institutional Grants

ACLS’s second annual competition for institutional grants —offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs— support efforts to link scholarship and journalism focused on international affairs. The grants may fund a variety of activities, including new curricular ventures, public programming, or research working groups.
The deadline for applications is March 23, 2017.

The RFP, which includes information about the terms of the grants and the application process, can be found at: http://www.acls.org/programs/LuceRJIAgrants/.

Journal of Biblical Literature

Volume 135, Issue 4 — December 2016 is now available online (free to SBL members). Abstracts are linked below. To read articles online, go here and log in with your SBL ID, then click on the “Go to JSTOR” link near the top of the page. As of 1 January 2015, all of JBL is available in a single location via JSTOR. (To subscribe to the print edition of JBL or to recommend JBL to your institutional library, click here.)


Extensive changes and additions render the first edition outdated
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Definitive answers to questions of style, spelling, transliteration, and citation

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