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.

Jobs:

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
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9921

Laura C. Sweat
The Theological Role of Paradox in the Gospel of Mark
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9726

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
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9724

Lisbeth S. Fried
Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10026

Rivka Ulmer and Moshe Ulmer
Righteous Giving to the Poor: Tzedakah (“Charity”) in Classic Rabbinic Judaism
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10023

Clare K. Rothschild, Jens Schröter
The Rise and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries of the Common Era
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9214

Angela Thomas
Anatomical Idiom and Emotional Expression: A Comparison of the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9923

Kathryn D. Blanchard and Jane S. Webster, eds.
Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9089

Judy Fentress-Williams
Ruth
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=8831

Amy L. B. Peeler
You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9870

L. Juliana Claassens and Klaas Spronk, eds.
Fragile Dignity: Intercontextual Conversations on Scriptures, Family, and Violence
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9439

Patricia Dutcher-Walls
Reading the Historical Books: A Student’s Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9834

Jörg Frey and Angela Standhartinger, eds.
Neues Testament und frührabbinisches Judentum
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9540

Amy-Jill Levine
Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9937

Shelly Matthews
The Acts of the Apostles: Taming the Tongues of Fire
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9647

Joan E. Taylor, ed.
The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9867

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
abstract

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

“The Afterlives of New Testament Apocrypha”
Annette Yoshiko Reed
abstract

 

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