March 17, 2021 Newsletter
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SBL Press Spring Sale

Our Virtual Regional Meeting Bookstore is open March 1 through April 30. Visit the bookstore to check out our new and recent SBL Press and Brown Judaic Studies titles. 
Place your mail, fax, or phone order using this order form by April 30. If you prefer to order from the SBL Press Store, use the promo code SPRING2021 at checkout to receive your discount.

Alum Access to Atla’s Research Tools

SBL wants to highlight a service that Atla provides to institutions that subscribe to Atla for Alum research tools. This subscription provides institutions’ alumni/ae the ability to access the same Atla products they used as students.  The most popular offerings are Atla’s full-text  journal collections, Atlas and Atlas PLUS. Browse or search this  list of subscribing schools to see if your alma mater provides access to alums. For further information or to explore ways for your alma mater to subscribe, please contact:

Call for Papers

Theological Librarianship, an online, open access journal of Atla, invites submissions of original essays from graduate students. The winning essay will be published in the Fall 2021 issue. Essays should address topics that lie within the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies and that potentially impact libraries. Submissions are due no later than June 1, 2021. More Information


Gary Gilthvedt (1941-2020)

Saul Levin (1921-2021)

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Annual Meeting Call for Papers

Upcoming deadline: 2021 Annual Meeting call for papers The deadline for submission is 24 March 2021.

Imagine Your Career: How Imagine PhD Can Support a Job Search

Learn to assess your skills, interests and values, map those onto career paths, and create an individual development plan that supports your professional and personal development. Imagine PhD (though not just for PhDs!) is a free and confidential online tool that helps you explore careers and articulate your professional skills and interests in written materials and when speaking to potential employers. This webinar will include a general overview of the tool as well as some specific strategies for making the most use of its features. Register for this free webinar here (

2020 SBL-AAR Job Advertisement Data Report

The 2020 Jobs Report from the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion is now available. This report includes employment listing data from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 for the Academic Year (AY) 2020.
Read the full jobs report here.

Outstanding Mentor Award

Many biblical scholars of color provide exceptional mentoring service to other scholars of color in the context of doctoral programs and/or in less formal but significant ways. They provide invaluable advice at various stages of one's career, help develop important networks, offer support in the process of navigating intricacies of the guild, and serve as role models. CUREMP seeks to honor such outstanding mentors.

If you wish to nominate someone for this award, please send their name along with a letter of nomination to Raj Nadella. The letter should describe the ways the nominee helped your professional advancement and why you think the nominee stands out as an exceptional mentor. You are welcome to nominate your current or former doctoral advisor or someone who has mentored you in less formal ways. Anyone can nominate but the nominees should have been scholars/faculty members at the time of mentoring. The committee might supplement nominations from its historic and ongoing work as needed. Nominations must be received by May 31. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

New from Bible Odyssey

Zelophehad’s Daughters
Intermarriage in Ezra-Nehemiah
Jew/Judean (Word Study)

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