Over the last several years I have gotten more involved in the major biblical studies societies, not only as a presenter of papers, but as an organizer of sessions. It’s a different kind of work, but I had found it really enjoyable to work with others to try to create and host good sessions. And believe it or not, the call for paper proposals is already open for the late 2021 conference season (at least in some cases), so that coordinating process is already underway. (more…)
It has been a busy autumn season for numerous reasons and I am sure I’m not the only one feeling the drag at this point. Those in the biblical studies world will know all too well at this point that the usual hustle and bustle of the annual conference scene has transformed into a tidal wave of email, recording, uploading, and various other digital logistics. Everything is online. Without saying more about my personal reflections on this state of affairs, I will simply list my activity in the various societies’ online events over the next few weeks. (more…)
Not too long ago I posted a call for papers for the 2020 session of the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research unit at the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research (note the shiny new logo!). If you want to read more about the origins of this group, check out this older post.
We are pleased to announce the details of our session, which will be held on 20 November at 3:30–5:30pm (room TBD). Our theme this year is topic and focus, with papers and responses for both Greek and Hebrew. (more…)