15 June 2022 Newsletter
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Teaching the Bible in These Times Workshop: Teaching the Bible with BLM and Other Social Protests and Movements

SBL is pleased to announce a series of four workshops. The overarching theme of the series is Teaching the Bible in These Times.

With funding provided by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology, we are organizing four workshops under this theme to encourage SBL members to reflect and become intentional in tailoring their teaching of the Bible to address the needs of our current times. 

SBL members—from ABD doctoral students to mid-career faculty—are invited to apply to be part of a collaborative effort of teachers and scholars to teach the content and discipline of biblical studies in the context of diverse movements towards social justice.

Participants (limited to 14) will receive an honorarium of $500.00 for the in-person session in Denver and $100.00 for each of the online session. In addition, SBL will cover participants’ hotel accommodation on November 17 (Thursday) and provide two meals (breakfast and lunch) during the in-person session in Denver on November 18 (Friday). The grant does not cover airfare.

To apply to participate in this workshop, please use this link to fill out the application form. Applications are due 01 July 2022.


2022 International Travel Award Recipients

The SBL International Travel Awards offer opportunities to current SBL members outside North America to attend the Annual or International Meeting, to participate in the program, to enhance their professional development, and to build their network with fellow scholars. Congratulations to the following individuals on receiving the award.

Oluwarotimi Paul Adebayo
John Ottuh
Romina Della Casa
José Balcells
Tamar Magrakvelidze
Lali Vashakmadze
Havilah Dharamraj


New from Bible Odyssey

Heroes of Faith (Hebrews 11)
Hidden Messages in Paul's Prison Letters
Land of Israel
Babylonian Accounts of the Invasion of Judah
Reading the Household Codes Critically
What Does Archaeology Tell Us about the Hebrew Bible?

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Humanities in Class Digital Library

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




How Is God Holy?


Tablets and Treaties in the Ancient Near East


New from SBL Press

Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible: Toward a Refined Literary Criticism
Reinhard Müller and Juha Pakkala

Editorial Techniques in the Hebrew Bible: Toward a Refined Literary Criticism challenges recent discussions and skepticism on the possibility of understanding and reconstructing the diachronic development of the Hebrew Bible. Reinhard Müller and Juha Pakkala refine the methodologies of literary and redaction criticism through a systematic investigation of the evidence of additions, omissions, replacements, and transpositions that are documented by divergent ancient textual traditions. Müller and Pakkala’s latest collaboration is an essential handbook and practical guide for students and scholars grappling with the historical development of biblical texts.
Paperback • Hardcover • E-book

Jerome, Epistle 106 (On the Psalms)
Michael Graves

The present volume offers the first accessible English translation and commentary on Jerome’s Epistle 106, an important work of patristic biblical interpretation. In his treatise Jerome discusses different textual and exegetical options according to various Greek and Latin copies of the Psalms with input from the Hebrew. Epistle 106 provides insightful commentary on the Gallican Psalter, Jerome’s translation of Origen’s hexaplaric edition. Jerome’s work offers a unique window into the complex textual state of the Psalter in the late fourth century and serves as an outstanding example of ancient philological scholarship on the Bible.

Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of P. Kyle McCarter Jr.
Christopher Rollston, Susanna Garfein, and Neal H. Walls, editors

This collection of thirty-one essays by colleagues, students, and friends of P. Kyle McCarter Jr. covers a range of topics of interest to McCarter throughout his career. Essays approach the Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Septuagint using various methods, including philology, narrative criticism, and political theory. Contributions on epigraphy cover a range of inscriptions, including Phoenician, Aramaic, and Ugaritic. A final section on archaeology covers sites, architecture, and artifacts.


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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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