Web Round Up #12

SAVE MONEY AT SBL/AAR! Women scholars looking to share housing with other women scholars to cut costs send an e-mail to: women.biblical.scholars@gmail.com

Cynthia Shafer-Elliott blogs about experimental archaeology on her dig this summer.

Ellen F. Davis to serve as interim dean at Duke University Divinity School following Dean Hays stepping down for medical reasons.

Wil Gafney writes an article on Hagar.

Need syllabus ideas and resources for this fall? Browse resources at Bible Odyssey.

Carrie Schroeder starts a popular hashtag called #mySBL. Check out all the great comments.


Assistant Professor job at Yale in Ancient Christianity. Review of applications begins October 1st.

Harvard University is now hiring for a Senior Professorship of the Archaeology of Israel.

Review of Biblical Literature:

Jennifer Houston McNeel
Paul as Infant and Nursing Mother: Metaphor, Rhetoric, and Identity in 1 Thessalonians 2:5-8

Laura C. Sweat
The Theological Role of Paradox in the Gospel of Mark

Leann Snow Flesher, Carol J. Dempsey, and Mark J. Boda, eds.
Why? … How Long? Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry

Lisbeth S. Fried
Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition

Rivka Ulmer and Moshe Ulmer
Righteous Giving to the Poor: Tzedakah (“Charity”) in Classic Rabbinic Judaism

Clare K. Rothschild, Jens Schröter
The Rise and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries of the Common Era

Angela Thomas
Anatomical Idiom and Emotional Expression: A Comparison of the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint

Kathryn D. Blanchard and Jane S. Webster, eds.
Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues

Judy Fentress-Williams

Amy L. B. Peeler
You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews

L. Juliana Claassens and Klaas Spronk, eds.
Fragile Dignity: Intercontextual Conversations on Scriptures, Family, and Violence

Patricia Dutcher-Walls
Reading the Historical Books: A Student’s Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text

Jörg Frey and Angela Standhartinger, eds.
Neues Testament und frührabbinisches Judentum

Amy-Jill Levine
Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi

Shelly Matthews
The Acts of the Apostles: Taming the Tongues of Fire

Joan E. Taylor, ed.
The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts

Journal for Biblical Literature articles:

“A Stratified Account of Jephthah’s Negotiations and Battle: Judges 11:12–33 from an Archaeological Perspective”
Elizabeth Bloch-Smith

“’The Thoughts of Many Hearts Shall Be Revealed’: Listening in on Lukan Interior Monologues”
Michal Beth Dinkler

“The Afterlives of New Testament Apocrypha”
Annette Yoshiko Reed


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