Category Archives: SBL

SBL/AAR 2014: A Retrospective

The SBL/AAR annual meeting is always exhausting. A combination of too little sleep, too much walking, possibly forgetting about a meal or two, schmoozing, and thinking too hard all day is enough to wear anyone out. Yet we press on, … Continue reading

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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┬áSBL 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 — ┬ácount ‘em, 19 — … Continue reading

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