11 August 2021 Newsletter
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Annual Meeting Updates

As the governmental and medical recommendations may continue to impact your planning for the 2021 Annual Meeting, we are being as flexible as possible to accommodate the varying needs of members. We are pleased to offer both In-Person and Virtual Only options in order to allow everyone to choose their preferred way to participate. Go here to see more information about these options and to view online programs and virtual sessions that are currently being offered.

We also wanted to make you aware of the current updates:

Please feel free to write to AnnualMeeting@sbl-site.org with any questions you may have about registration, and bookmark the SBL Annual Meeting Website for updates. Register here for the Annual Meetings 2021.

The Status of Women in the Profession Outstanding Service in Mentoring Awards

Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Status of Women in the Profession Mentor Award recipient: Mary Foskett.
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SBL Webinars

This summer, the Society will release four pre-recorded webinars on pressing issues in the field available to all members. We extend our thanks to the scholars who organized and participated in these essential discussions. "Globalizing Biblical Studies in the Twenty-First Century" and "Disabilities Studies and the Bible" are now available here. The release schedule for the remaining webinars are as follows:

  • 16 August 2021 - Africana Biblical Hermeneutics
  • 23 August 2021 - Horizons of LGBTIQ+ Hermeneutics

Watch the trailer for these insightful conversations here.

Opening the Ancient World Conference

Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA) and Digital Hammurabi cordially invites you to attend the "Opening the Ancient World Virtual Conference". This free virtual event will take place on 15-16 August 2021.
RSVP and/or access the livestream for the conference here.

New from Bible Odyssey

Counting and Censuses in the Hebrew Bible (2 Sam 24)
Eating Jesusís Flesh (John 6)
The Commemoration of War in Early Jewish Festivals
Faith (Word Study)

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New from SBL Press

“Wordplay” in Ancient Near Eastern Texts
Scott B. Noegel

This book from Scott B. Noegel offers a comparative, in-depth study of “wordplay” in ancient Near Eastern texts. Noegel establishes comprehensive taxonomies for the many kinds of devices that scholars label as wordplay and for their proposed functions. The consistent terminology proposed offers students and scholars of Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ugaritic, Hebrew, and Aramaic a useful template for documenting and understanding the devices they discover and for comparing them across languages for a rich interdisciplinary dialogue.

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Humanities in Class Digital Library

These SBL resources have been added to the Humanities in Class Digital Library:

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Support SBL

This summer, we will release a few videos featuring the voices of several members as they discuss the Society and its contribution to the guild. Like many of our other media, these videos illustrate the multifarious identity of the Society of Biblical Literature. SBL is membership centered. We would accomplish very little without the support of our volunteers and donors. We encourage you to consider helping the Society meet its goals through a gift of your service and/or finances. Thanks so much for your contribution. #WeAreSBL

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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

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