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The #SBLAAR14 App is [Not Really ] Out – An Update…. *curses, foiled again*

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For iPhone and iPad.  Just visit the app store on your device and download and install.  Easy peasey.  [You'll search for sblaaram14].

UPDATE- NO it isn’t…  SBL tweets

test version, no good. Live version out later this week. Test was not supposed to be available.

[Alas, however, it was in fact available... dashed hopes.  Crushed dreams...]

Written by Jim

October 21, 2014 at 16:00

Posted in Conferences

Someone Please Remind Me To Pick This Up in San Diego

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Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)
Richard D. Nelson

063213pThis volume of the Biblical Encyclopedia series investigates the folktales, sayings, songs, etiological narratives, and written sources used by the biblical writers in coordination with evidence from archaeology, place names, inscriptions, archives, and literary texts from Egypt and ancient West Asia. The author charts the beginning of the Iron Age and the emergence of Israel and its literature, including the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the downfall of Israel, Judah in the Assyrian and Babylonian periods, Yehud and Persia, and the Hellenistic period.

Paper $38.95, ISBN 9781628370058
Hardcover $53.95, ISBN 9781628370072
314 pages • Biblical Encyclopedia 13

Written by Jim

October 21, 2014 at 15:29

Posted in Bible, Books, Conferences, SBL

‘Fortress Commentary on the Bible’ Blogger Roundtable at SBL

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Fortress Press is planning to have general editors Hugh Page, Margaret Aymer, Gale Yee, Matthew Coomber, and David Sánchez (5 of the 6 editors of the Fortress Commentary on the Bible), along with Fortress Editors Neil Elliott and Scott Tunseth, at the Fortress suite for an informal blogger roundtable at SBL on Monday (11/24) from 10:00-11:30 am.

Biblical studies bloggers interested in attending should contact Emily Varner directly and right away; the event will likely have a fairly low attendance cap (20 or fewer total participants, perhaps). Emily’s contact contact info is:

Fortress will send bloggers who attend a copy of either the OT or NT volume of this commentary ahead of time, so that participants can review it and form questions for the editors. More info on the newly released Fortress Commentary on the Bible is at the link above and numerous others on that page, such as an interview with the editors, what contributors have to say, and an online sample.

Written by Jim

October 20, 2014 at 14:49

Registration is Now Open For the St Andrews Scripture and Theology Conference

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Written by Jim

October 20, 2014 at 12:07

Down in New Orleans: The Sixteenth Century Society Conference

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It’s happening now, and you can follow along with various doings via the twitter hashtag #scsc14.  It ends tomorrow.  You can learn more about the Sixteenth Century Society here.

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) promotes scholarship on the early modern era, broadly defined (ca. 1450 – ca. 1660). Providing opportunities for intellectual exchange among scholars of the period, the Society also actively encourages the integration of younger colleagues into the academic community. The geographical scope of the organization is as international as its membership. The SCSC welcomes scholars from all disciplines in early modern studies including history, art history, religion, history of science, musicology, digital humanities, Ottoman studies, and literary and cultural studies in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The Society holds one annual meeting in a different city each year, usually during the month of October, with an average of more than 700 participants.

Written by Jim

October 18, 2014 at 11:31

Posted in Conferences

#SBLAAR14 News

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The official hashtag (as decided upon by SBL and AAR) is #SBLAAR14.  And, the meeting app is not yet available (as of a few moments ago) for iPhone or iPad (though it is for android).

Also, it seems that James McGrath is organizing an SBL/AAR blogger dinner.  If that sort of thing interests you, you should contact him for the details at  Along the same lines, Christian Askeland of ETC is also organizing a dinner-

When: Sunday, 23 Nov, 7pm
Where: The Hard Rock Cafe
Group Menu Price: $22

For those of you attending SBL and interested in textual criticism, the annual blog dinner will take place after the NTTC session on Sunday night “Nestle-Aland 28th Revised Edition” (4:00-6:30pm, Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom L).  After the session finishes, we will walk together to the Hard Rock, where we have reserved the “Surf Shack” room.  The $22 group menu choice is required for the room reservation, and includes a beverage, entrée, dessert, tax and gratuity.  If you wish to join us, please RSVP in the comments below or send me an email.  The invitation is open to all who are interested in textual criticism, and who are desirous to hear Peter Head’s customary year-in-review speech.

Sounds fun doesn’t it.  And a talk by Peter Head?  He has a British accent…  who doesn’t love that?

Written by Jim

October 17, 2014 at 19:44

Posted in Conferences, SBL

Parisians- Go to These Septuagint Conferences

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This looks fantastically fun.

Ce cycle de conférences internationales permet de réunir ceux qui prennent part à l’entreprise de traduction commentée de la Bible des LXX et tous ceux qui s’intéressent à cette ancienne version juive de la Bible. En France, la collection « La Bible d’Alexandrie » (Éditions du Cerf) est dirigée par Marguerite Harl, Gilles Dorival, Olivier Munnich et Cécile Dogniez. A ce jour, 19 volumes sont parus. Les conférences portent sur la Bible des LXX envisagée sous ses aspects historiques, textuels, littéraires et herméneutiques.


Someone pay my way please.  Each session.  Thanks.  And if not, purchase the set for me.  My birthday just passed and Christmas is coming.

Written by Jim

October 16, 2014 at 13:17

Posted in Conferences, LXX


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