2007 SBL Report

As promised in my last post, here are some brief comments about this year’s Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Keep an eye out also for Jim Davila’s roundup on Paleojudaica (he may even have some good photos) and April DeConick’s comments on Forbidden Gospels. The meeting took place in sunny San Diego, California—a wonderful location. Usually I try to take some time at conferences to check out the city a little but most of my wanderings were relegated to the boardwalk behind the hotels and a trip to the nearest mall for gifts for loved ones. One […]

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Christian Apocrypha at the 2007 SBL Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature is fast approaching (Nov. 17-20). The Program has been posted on-line and several bloggers have been drawing attention to particular sessions (see The Forbidden Gospels on the Gospel of Judas papers). Here are the complete details of the Apocrypha sessions: November 19, 1-3 pm Christopher Matthews, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Presiding Antti Marjanen, University of HelsinkiDoes the Gospel of Judas Rehabilitate Judas Iscariot? (25 min)Discussion (5 min) Edward Dixon, Emory University A Hope for Status Inversion in the Acts of Thomas (25 min) Discussion (5 min) Derek S. Dodson, Baylor […]

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SBL Christian Apocrypha Section Call for Papers

Interested in presenting a paper for the Christian Apocrypha Section of the Society of Biblical Literature? The call for papers for the 2007 Annual Meeting in San Diego November 17-20, 2007 has been posted. Here are the details: Call For Papers: This Section pursues the latest research on aspects of the Passion/Resurrection narratives in extracanonical texts as, e.g., the Gospel of Peter, the Acta Pilati (Gospel of Nicodemus), or the Gospel of the Savior. This focus includes interest in the genesis and development of passion traditions or themes, the communities that produced them, and their place on the map of […]

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Apocrypha at SBL 2006

As I write this some of our colleagues are enjoying themselves in Washington for the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Why am I not with them? I have skipped the SBL for several years now under the pretense that I want to devote my energies to my book. Usually that means I miss SBL and continue to avoid the book but this year I am actually busy at work. For those who cannot attend SBL but are curious about the papers being presented this year, I offer the following list: November 18 (morning): Apostle as Conveyor […]

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