March 22, 2017 Newsletter
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The International Association for the History of Religions Membership

The Society of Biblical Literature has been invited by the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) to join its ranks as an Affiliate member. IAHR Affiliates are "international associations for the study of particular areas within the academic study of religions.” Tim Jensen (Honorarprofessor Leibniz Universität Hannover, Associate Professor of the Study of Religions at the University of Southern Denmark, and President of the IAHR), said of the SBL, “The IAHR extends this invitation because SBL is the largest international association of religion scholars with expertise in critical textual analysis. SBL brings a unique scholarly skill set to IAHR.” John F. Kutsko (Executive Director of SBL) likewise expressed that “SBL’s intellectual contribution to the humanistic study of religion through its close reading of religious texts in their many contexts, past and present, creates opportunities for international and interdisciplinary collaboration. We imagine many ways to engage with the international scholarly community of the IAHR.”

International Meeting Registration is Open

We are pleased to announce that registration for The International Meeting is now open! Click here to register for the conference. Note:  For best results, please register using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
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We hope to see you at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, August 7-11, 2017!

SBL Press Spring Sale

Almost all new, recent, and backlisted SBL Press and BJS titles are available to SBL members at a 30 percent discount during the spring sale.

Download the order form, then mail, fax, or phone your order by May 31.

If you prefer to order at the SBL Press Store, make sure to use the promo code SPG2017 at checkout to receive your discount.

New Books from SBL Press

The Rabbula Corpus: Comprising the Life of Rabbula, His Correspondence, a Homily Delivered in Constantinople, Canons, and Hymns
Robert R. Phenix Jr. and Cornelia B. Horn

This volume makes available for the first time both the Syriac text and an English translation of every available original composition by Rabbula, the controversial bishop of Edessa (ca. 411–435 CE). It includes a new edition of the Life of Rabbula and other biographical traditions about him, including his conversion from paganism to Christianity.

Paper $99.95, ISBN 9780884140788
Hardcover $119.95, ISBN 9781589831278 
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768 pages • 2017

A History of Ancient Near Eastern Law
Raymond Westbrook, editor

This SBL Press reprint of Brill's two-volume comprehensive survey of the world's oldest known legal systems, is a collaborative work of twenty-two scholars that covers more than 3,000 years of legal history of the ancient Near East. Each of the book's chapters represents a review of the law of a particular period and region. The chapters are arranged chronologically by millennium and within each millennium by the three major politico-cultural spheres of the region: Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Anatolia and the Levant. An introduction by the editor discusses the general character of ancient Near Eastern Law.

Paper $149.95, ISBN 9781628371796
1240 pages • 2017 

Travel Grant Applications Due!

Please be reminded, Travel Grant applications and letters of recommendation are due on Wednesday April 5th. Don’t miss this great opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting, participate in the program, and build your network with fellow scholars. All applications may be completed and submitted here. Letters of recommendation should be sent to the travel grant administrator. Check out the Travel Grants Webpage for more information.




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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