January 16, 2019 Newsletter
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Internation Congress of Biblical Studies in Buenos Aires

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Revista Biblica, the ABA (Asociacion Biblica Argentina) has organized an International Congress of Biblical Studies which will take place in Buenos Aires.
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Theta Alpha Kappa

The National Board of Directors of Theta Alpha Kappa invites entries for the 2019 Albert Clark Award, given annually for the best papers in religious studies or theology, as judged by a panel established by the Board. Undergraduate and graduates students who are members of Theta Alpha Kappa are encouraged to review competition guidelines and eligibility requirements found on their website (http://thetaalphakappa.org/). The submission deadline is:
January 25, 2019.

New Member Benefit

As a benefit to SBL members, Logos Bible Software offers a 15% discount on base packages.


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Adele Reinhartz

Hereís the last word in a foreword from JBLís outgoing General Editor, Adele Reinhartz. (Log in here using your SBL member number.)

Thanks to Adele for her vision for JBL and her service to SBL. She will also be SBLís 2020 President!

2019 Call for Papers

The call for papers for the 2019 International Meeting is currently open and will close on 30 January 2019.

The call for papers for the 2019 Annual Meeting is also open. Proposals will be accepted through 6 March 2019. You can review the program units participating in 2019 here.

Deadline Extended

The deadline for the 2019 Society of Biblical Literature – De Gruyter Prize for Biblical Studies and Reception History has been extended. Intents to submit are now due on February 15 and the remainder of the submission details are due March 15. Visit https://www.sbl-site.org/membership/DeGruyterAward.aspx for full details and submission requirements.

International Travel Awards

Applications for theSBL International Travel Awards are due on February 15. Information and criteria for the award can be found at https://www.sbl-site.org/membership/AMtravelgrant.aspx. The application can be accessed here.

SBL Press T-shirts

Did you miss your chance to buy the SBL Handbook of Style Revelation T-shirt in Denver? It's not too late!
Check out our Redbubble shop for more sizes, styles, colors, and even mugs! We have two Bible Odyssey designs up too! 

Migration and Border Crossings

Columbia Theological Seminary and Emory University's Center for the Study of Law and Religion are co-hosting a multidisciplinary conference, "Migration and Border Crossings," February 7-9, with several partners, including the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), the World Council of Churches, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Presbyterian Church (USA). The conference will bring together leading theologians, legal scholars, activists and artists for conversations about responding to the movement of peoples and borders. Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015-17, and Emilie Townes, the Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, will give keynote addresses.
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Bible Odyssey

Check out a few of our recent posts:

A Hymn to Christ? (Philippians 2:6-11) by Paul A. Holloway

Dinah by Alison L. Joseph

Herod the Great by Morten Hørning Jensen

Elizabeth by Brittany E. Wilson

Festivals in the Hebrew Bible (Deuteronomy 16) by Laura Quick

Pharaoh by Scott B. Noegel

Let us know your ideas for future Bible Odyssey articles: bow@sbl-site.org


The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Jeffrey Miller of Montclair State University $60,000 for his project Drafting the King James Bible: The Earliest Known Draft of the Most Enduring English Translation. Miller will be completing a work on his discovery of a fragment of the King James Bible, composed in the hand of Samuel Ward.It is the earliest draft of the King James Bible known to survive.

This latest round of grants underscores the National Endowment for the Humanitiesís crucial role in preserving our nation's cultural heritage, funding the work 56 state humanities councils, and supporting cutting-edge digital humanities projects. Collectively, NEH grants provide access to the humanities in every state and territory.
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