Category Archives: SBL

Recapping SBL 2013

This post is tardy, as I returned home from the SBL meeting in Baltimore a week ago. But with the Thanksgiving holiday beginning right after I got back, this is the first time I’ve had a chance to sit and … Continue reading

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Paper Accepted for SBL

I just received word that I will be presenting a paper this November in the Christian Apocryphal Literature section at the SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The title: “A Virgin Shall Spin and Bear a Son: Reconsidering the Significance of … Continue reading

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Books at SBL

The book room at the SBL is always a highlight of the conference. For the past couple of years, I have attempted to restrict my purchases to those books that are directly related to my dissertation. Last year, I failed … Continue reading

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Constitutional Law and Theological Exegesis

This morning when I was raking leaves (a task unrelated to that which I am now writing), I recalled a conversation I had with a friend this past summer. He is a lawyer, and he was asking me about my … Continue reading

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SBL Optional Profile Information

This morning, the SBL site asked me a curious question regarding my “optional profile information.” I thought I would share: In response, I would have to say that neither my birthday nor my gender have changed since 2009. Thanks for the … Continue reading

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Upper Midwest Regional SBL/AAR Program Posted

For those interested, the Upper Midwest Regional SBL/AAR recently posted a tentative program for the April 1-2 meeting at Luther Seminary. You may find it here. A quick search of the program revealed that 19 —  count ‘em, 19 — … Continue reading

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SBL Student Membership Update

In November of last year, the SBL decided to implement some changes to limit student participation at the annual meetings. Those changes included requiring students (or persons without a Ph.D.) to submit the full text of their papers at the … Continue reading

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