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Interview with Jessica Keady.
Course Report for Laura Nasrallah’s early Christianity course on the letters of Paul.
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
Nyasha Junior’s An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation in now available.
Aviya Kushner’s The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the Words and Worlds of the Bible is now available.
Catherine McDowell’s The ‘Image of God’ in the Garden of Eden is now available.
Jane Draycott has a new article out entitled “Reconstructing the Lived Experience of Disability in Antiquity: A Case Study from Roman Egypt.”
Tiffany Webster published “A Miner Knows Better Than Anybody You Have Little Power Over Mother Nature”: Exploring Genesis 1:26–31 and the Concepts of Control and Power with South Derbyshire Coal Miners” in Journal of the Bible and Its Reception.
Corinna Guerrero writes about “Costly Scripture:Encountering Trauma in the Bible” for America Magazine.
Adele Reinhartz writes on “The Journal of Biblical Literature and the Critical Investigation of the Bible.”
Maria E. Doerfler writes about “The Synod and the Spirit: Reviving the Diaconate for Women in the Roman Catholic Tradition?” on her new blog.
Joan E. Taylor writes on “Jesus was a Refugee.”
Christine Hayes on “Divine Law in Greco-Roman, Christian, and Rabbinic Conceptions.”
Recent Journal of Biblical Literature issue has articles by Nicole Ruane, Anne Marie Kitz, and Paula Fredriksen.
Congratulations to Shayna Sheinfeld on successfully defending her dissertation! Check out the abstract on “Crises of Leadership in the Post-Destruction Apocalypses 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.”
Read more about Courtney VanWeller’s dissertation research on “Paul’s Therapy of the Soul: A New Approach to John Chrysostom and Anti-Judaism” over at Ancient Jew Review.
Sarah Bond writes about sports and ancient Roman referees.
Karen Keen writes on “How to Be a Biblical Scholar Without Losing Your Faith.”
Two archaeology lectures in Washington D.C. Dr. Ann Killebrew will lecture on “Egyptians, Canaanites, Sea Peoples and Early Israel at the End of the Bronze Age” on November 15th, 2015. Dr. Maryl Gensheimer presents “Landscapes of Allusion at Oplontis and Stabiae” on November 18, 2015.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
“Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient Mediterranean World”, Birmingham, UK at the University of Birmingham and Newman University, June 21-23, 2016.
The British Association of of Jewish Studies Conference requests papers for The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality (July 2016).
St John’s College, Durham University announces Call for Papers for conference on Exploring the Glory of God: Past and present perspectives of biblical, theological, and aesthetic dimensions of God’s glory (July 2016).
SCHOLARSHIPS AND JOBS:
$7,000 archaeology fellowship for summer of 2016
Eerdmans is hiring a Project Editor. NT specialization, Master’s, and proficiency in Greek.
Lecturer in Classics and Archaeology Faculty of Arts The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies The University of Melbourne, Australia (closes November 15th).
Postdoc in Religion and Media in Contemporary Societies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany for 2015-2018
Catholic Biblical Association lists job openings, including for Old Testament and New Testament posts at Loyola.
Ambrose University is hiring a professor in Christian Theology.
Postdoc in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Uppsala University in Sweden.