Web Round Up provides links to relevant news from around the Web, including job openings, new books, articles on women biblical scholars, etc.
Judith Weingarten writes about destroyed ancient city of Hatra.
Congratulations to Dr. Mae Gilliland on passing her doctoral defense!
Annette Yoshiko Reed working to organize the 2016 Regional Seminar on Ancient Judaism that will be held at the University of Pennsylvania. She also published an article, “The Afterlives of New Testament Apocrypha” in Journal of Biblical Literature.
Dora Mbuwayesango discusses African biblical hermeneutics.
Rachel Hachlili explores whether or not synagogues existed before the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E.
Congratulations to Dr. Gale Yee who received the Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies.
Dr. Beverly Gaventa is the new Faculty Liaison for the SBL Student Advisory Board.
Shayna Sheinfeld and Meredith Warren write for Ancient Jew Review about helpful low-stakes writing assignments for teaching.
Article on early woman archaeologist, Lady Hester Stanhope.
Teaching Tip: The American Academy of Religion has a searchable database of over 1800 syllabi if you are looking for samples.
Review of Biblical Literature book review:
Slandering the Jew: Sexuality and Difference in Early Christian Texts
A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition
Kai Kaniuth, Anne Löhnert, Jared L. Miller, Adelheid Otto, Michael Roaf, and Walther Sallaberger, eds.
Tempel im Alten Orient
The Architecture and Liturgy of the Bema in Fourth- to-Sixth-Century Syrian Churches
Reviewed by Robert Morehouse
Elvira Martín Contreras and Guadalupe Seijas de los Ríos-Zarzosa
Masora: La transmisión de la tradición de la Biblia Hebrea
Vincent L. Wimbush, with Lalruatkima and Melissa Renee Reid, eds.
MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference