September 19, 2018 Newsletter
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International Meeting Program Unit Applications

The IMPC has extended the deadline for new program unit applications to October 31. The committee is particularly interested in applications in areas that are not represented in the current program. Click here for more information.

ICI News

August 2018 ICI Newsletter

Books Added to the ICI Repository in August:

  • Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement in Early Judaism and Christianity: Constituents and Critique. Edited by Henrietta L. Wiley and Christian A. Eberhart. Resources for Biblical Study 85. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017
  • Sex, Christ, and Embodied Cognition: Paulís Wisdom for Corinth. by Robert H. von Thaden Jr. Emory Studies in Early Christianity 16. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017.
  • Texts and Contexts of the Book of Sirach/ Texte und Kontexte des Sirachbuches. Edited by Gerhard Karner, Frank Ueberschaer, and Burkard M. Zapff. Septuagint and Cognate Studies 66 Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017.
  • Pedagogy in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. Edited by Karina Martin Hogan, Matthew Goff, and Emma Wasserman. Early Judaism and Its Literature 41. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017.

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Annual Meetings Information

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Humanities Research for the Public Good

The Council of Independent Colleges has announced a new program, Humanities Research for the Public Good, and has invited applications from member institutions.
This initiative is designed to encourage the use of institutional collections for undergraduate teaching and research; to help students develop critical research and collaboration skills; to support partnerships between colleges and civic or cultural organizations in their communities; and to promote the enduring value of the humanities by addressing public issues and encouraging public discussions. The program is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
CIC will award grants of up to $10,000 for the 2019–2020 academic year to support undergraduate research projects that include a public presentation of research findings.

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New from SBL Press

Sennacherib, King of Assyria
Josette Elayi

Josette Elayi’s Sennacherib, King of Assyria is the only extant biography of Sargon II’s infamous son. This critical resource for students and scholars traces the reign of Sennacherib in context in order to illuminate more fully the life and contributions of this warlord, builder, innovator, and social reformer—a unique figure among the Assyrian kings. Elayi offers both an evaluation of this royal figure and an assessment of the Assyrian Empire by interpreting the historical information surrounding the decisive events of his reign.

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Hasmonean Realities behind Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives
Israel Finkelstein

This collection of essays deals with key topics in Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Chronicles, such as the list of returnees, the construction of the city wall of Jerusalem, the adversaries of Nehemiah, the tribal genealogies, and the territorial expansion of Judah in 2 Chronicles. Finkelstein argues that the geographical and historical realities cached behind at least parts of these books fit the Hasmonean period in the late second century BCE. Seven previously published essays are supplemented by maps, updates to the archaeological material, and references to recent publications on the topics.

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