July SBL Newsletter

The first SBL Newsletter for July arrived in my inbox this evening. Among other news, the yearly subscription fee for the print edition of the Journal of Biblical Literature has been slightly increased, from $35 (for Society members) to $40. Not an exponential jump, but enough to inspire me to save a few trees and read each issue online!

Publications News

New JBL posted
Note the upcoming price changes for the Journal of Biblical Literature one-year print subscription. (JBL on-line included in membership)

Member pricing: $40 for print issue; Non-member pricing: $165 online only, $180 print only and $195 for print and online.

This increase will be effective starting with the Spring 2009 128:1 issue. If your renewal comes up before then or if you have already purchased a 2009 subscription, the price remains $35.

Logos has announced the upcoming availability of the Review of Biblical Literature (RBL)—9 years worth of reviews from 1998-2006 through Libronix.

Ten more books have been added to the ICI Online Books Project. Click here for the complete list of books in the project.

Meetings and Events

The International Meeting in Auckland is currently in progress. It will end July 11.

Annual Meeting Session Guides have been mailed to all SBL members. Look for yours in the mail soon. You can check the Online Program for changes or register for the meeting at http://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.aspx.

Career Center

Candidate registration for Jobs at the Annual Meeting is now open.

Employer registration for Jobs at the Annual Meeting will open July 16.

The American Theological Library Association is partnering with the Career Center. The Career Center’s broad audience will make more visible the various opportunities available in the library field and provide SBL members additional career services. Check the Career Center homepage for more information.


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Society Fund

We invite you to make your 2008 contribution to the annual Society Fund. Your contributions are essential to SBL programs such as the Online books Project which provides online access to current, critical scholarship to students in qualifying countries.
Please join your colleagues in helping us reach our goal of $75,000.

Thank you for your continuous support and a special thank you to those who have already made their 2008 commitment.

Calendar items for July and August 2008
For more information on all Events listed,
click here.

July 2008

SBL International Meeting
Auckland, New Zealand
Click Here for more information.

ARAM Twenty-Fifth International Conference: The Decapolis
University of Oxford
Click Here for more information.

Society of Asian Biblical Studies Meeting; Seoul, Korea
Click Here for more information.

54e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale
University of Würzburg
More Information

Summer meeting of The Society for Old Testament Study (SOTS)
Wadham College, University of Oxford
For conference details click here.

International Conference on the Ancient Novel (ICAN 2008)in Lisbon, Portugal
includes sessions on Archaeology and the Ancient Novel and Early Christian Narrative and Jewish Narrative

The 63rd General Meeting of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Society for the Study of the New Testament) will take place from July 29 to August 1 in Lund, Sweden. For members of the Society and their invited guests.


August 2008

Gender and Hebrew Bible conference
A Question of Sex: Embroidered Garments
King’s College London
Strand Campus
For more detailed information please Click Here

Intertestamental Literature, Reading Non-canonical Books for biblical scholars from Catholic and various Protestant seminaries.
Conference Centre GBKP, Kabanjahe, North Sumatera, Indonesia
Contact: Fr. Dr. Hari Kustono or Rev. Armand Barus, Ph.D.

57th Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense; Topic: The Composition of the Book of Psalms
President: Prof. dr. Erich Zenger (University of Münster)
Venue: Catholic University of Leuven, Faculty of Theology, St-Michielsstraat 6, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
For more detailed information please contact: jos.verheyden@theo.kuleuven.be


Conference on Philemon
Theme: Philemon in Perspective
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

For more detailed information Click Here


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