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Society of Biblical Literature

Works: 1,022 works in 1,737 publications in 5 languages and 43,629 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Commentaries  Reference works  Book reviews  History  Style manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Responsible party, isb, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: BS410, 220
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Journal of Biblical literature by Society of Biblical Literature( )

in English and held by 3,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volumes for -1960 include Proceedings of the annual meetings of the Society
Harper's Bible dictionary by Paul J Achtemeier( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes names, places, and subjects of the Bible, plus maps, charts, tables, and photographs
The SBL handbook of style : for ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and early Christian studies by Society of Biblical Literature( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "one-stop" reference for authors preparing manuscripts in biblical studies and related fields
Semeia( )

in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An experimental journal for biblical criticism."
Mark as story : retrospect and prospect by Kelly R Iverson( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Polish and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of biblical literature by Society of biblical literature( )

in 3 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Review of Biblical Literature (RBL), founded by the Society of Biblical Literature, presents reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields. Appearing in this digital form and in print, RBL is comprehensive, international, and timely. Comprehensive: RBL includes reviews of various topical studies, multi-author volumes, reference works, commentaries, dictionaries, bible translations, software, and other resources for the classroom and research. Multiple and contrasting reviews are often presented. The material reviewed and our reviewers come from varied academic, social, and religious perspectives. International: RBL provides a forum for international scholarly exchange and cutting edge innovations with reviews of German, French, Italian, and English books as well as reviews in those languages. Our editorial board includes members from across the globe. Timely: RBL produces reviews of the most recent titles in biblical studies, using the technology of the internet and allowing readers to stay current with the freshest trends in the field. Authoritative: RBL reviews are written by the most qualified scholars available, whether a member of the SBL or the broader scholarly guild, and are vetted to ensure their quality by a highly regarded editorial board. - Publisher
Redescribing Paul and the Corinthians by Ron Cameron( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of studies by members of the SBL Seminar on Ancient Myths and Modern Theories of Christian Origins reassesses the agenda of modern scholarship on Paul and the Corinthians. The contributors challenge the theory of religion assumed in most New Testament scholarship and adopt a different set of theoretical and historical terms for redescribing the beginnings of the Christian religion. They propose explanations of the relationship between Paul and the recipients of 1 Corinthians; the place of Paul's Christ-myth for his gospel; the reasons for a disinterest in and rejection of Paul's gospel and/or for the reception and attraction of it; and the disjunction between Paul's collective representation of the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians and the Corinthians' own engagement with Paul in mythmaking and social formation, including mutual (mis)translation and (mis)appropriation of the other's discourse and practices
New inscriptions and seals relating to the biblical world by Meir Lubetski( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de l'avant-propos : "the majority of the papers focus on the analysis of archaeological materiel from Dr Shlomo Moussaieff's outstanding collection and the conclusions of the scholars broaden and deepen our understanding of the biblical epoch"
The Harper Collins Bible dictionary by Paul J Achtemeier( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 3,700 entries, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary puts the latest and most comprehensive biblical scholarship at your fingertips. Here is everything you need to know to fully understand the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament. An unparalleled resource, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary explains every aspect of the Bible, including biblical archaeology, culture, related writings such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible's influence on Western civilization, biblical history, theological concepts, modern biblical interpretations, flora nad fauna, climate and environment, crafts and industry, the content of individual books of the bible, and more.The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary features:•Contributions by 193 noted experts on the Bible and the ancient Near East•More than 3700 entries covering the Bible from A to Z•Outlines for each book of the Bible•590 black-and-white photographs•53 color photographs•An updated pronunciation guide•72 black-and-white maps•18 color maps•Dozens of drawings, diagrams, and tables
Harper's Bible commentary by James L., ed Mays( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the literary, cultural and historical contexts of the Bible, compares related sections, and provides commentaries on the individual books
Sources for the study of Greek religion by David G Rice( )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was 1 Esdras first? : an investigation into the priority and nature of 1 Esdras by Lisbeth S Fried( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lower criticism and higher criticism : the case of 1 Esdras / Deirdre N. Fulton and Gary N. Knoppers -- Chicken or egg? : which came first, 1 Esdras or Ezra/Nehemiah? / Lester L. Grabbe -- The relationship between Ezra/Nehemiah and 1 Esdras / Adrian Schenker -- The story of the three youths and the composition of 1 Esdras / Bob Becking -- The second year of Darius / Kristin De Troyer -- Why the story of the three youths in 1 Esdras? / Lisbeth S. Fried -- Why 1 Esdras is probably not an early version of the Ezra/Nehemiah tradition / Juha Pakkala -- Ancient composition patterns mirrored in 1 Esdras and the priority of the canonical composition type / Zipora Talshir -- Literary questions between Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 Esdras / James C. VanderKam -- Remember Nehemiah : 1 Esdras and the damnatio memoriae Nehemiae / Jacob L. Wright -- Articles investigating the nature of 1 Esdras -- The image of the king(s) in 1 Esdras / Sebastian Grøtz -- Darius' court and the guardsmen's debate : Hellenistic Greek elements in 1 Esdras / Paul B. Harvey, Jr. -- Cyclical time and catalogues : the construction of meaning in 1 Esdras / Sylvie Honigman -- Esdras : its genre, literary form, and goals / Sara Japhet -- The rendering of 2 Chronicles 35/36 in 1 Esdras / Ralph W. Klein -- Esdras as rewritten Bible? / H.G.M. Williamson
Jesus, Mark, and Q : the teaching of Jesus and its earliest records( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of this collection is devoted to one of the key questions of the 'Synoptic Problem': the literary and christological relationship between Mark and Q. The second part deals with the 'Third Quest' for the historical Jesus, concentrating on his teaching and its cultural context. These interrelated themes each attract detailed analysis of their methodology as well as their impact on New Testament studies generally, providing a very useful introduction to the state of research in these important fields
The HarperCollins Bible commentary( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Commentary covers all of the Hebrew Bible, as well as the books of the Apocrypha and those of the New Testament, and thus addresses the biblical canons of Judaism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Its innovative format covers the books of the Bible in three ways: general essays setting the literary, cultural, and historical context for the entire Bible; articles introducing major sections of the Bible; commentaries on the individual books themselves
Biblical Greek language and linguistics : open questions in current research by Stanley E Porter( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays brings together into one volume papers from the Society of Biblical Literature meetings in 1990 and 1991. This volume divides itself neatly into two sections. Part I, Verbal Aspect, includes two major presentations and responses on the topic of Greek verbal aspect. The subject is an important one, and one that promises not to go away in the next several years. If the proponents of the theory are correct, the semantic category of verbal aspect will prove vital to future analysis and exegesis of Greek, including that of the New Testament. Part II includes four substantial papers on various topics in Greek grammar and linguistics, including work on discourse analysis, construction grammar, the phrase as a constituent in Greek grammatical description and the possible Semitic origins of the finite verb with cognate participle. These interesting and varied essays are designed both to illustrate the current state of discussion of New Testament Greek grammar and to provide impetus for future research and publication."--Bloomsbury Publications
The Philistines and other "sea peoples" in text and archaeology by Ann E Killebrew( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume developed out of a 2001 workshop devoted to the Philistines and other Sea Peoples, which was co-organized by Ann E. Killebrew, Gunnar Lehmann, Michal Artzy, and Rachel Hachlili, and co-sponsored by the University of Haifa and the Ben Gurion University of the Negev"
Feminist biblical studies in the 20th century : scholarship and movement by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This penultimate volume in the Bible and Women Encyclopedia series traces the intellectual history and institutional development of feminist biblical studies in the twentieth century. It situates feminist biblical studies as scholarship engendered by the women's movement and takes stock of feminist biblical schoalrship around the globe. The essays discuss the beginnings, institutional situations, theoretical-hermeneutical approaches, scholarly and grass-roots interpretations, and the future of feminist biblical scholarship on each continent to illustrate differences and commonalities on an international and intercultural level. Charting the twentieth-century rupture in male-dominated reception history, the book focuses on biblical studies in a feminist key. As women from all continents entered the academy, feminist approaches and theories of interpretation raised issues of power, exclusion, and domination. Joined by the work of postcolonial, differently abled, or differently religiously situated scholars, a critical analytic has emerged that includes race, class, heteronormativity, corporeality, imperialism, and more to address intersecting structures of global domination. Concluding essays highlight the creative political, educational, and cultural-religious contributions of feminist biblical studies to a wider public. (back cover)
Tel Dan in its Northern cultic context by Andrew R Davis( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading law as narrative : a study in the casuistic laws of the Pentateuch by Assnat Bartor( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casuistic or case law in the Pentateuch deals with real human affairs; each case law entails a compressed story that can encourage reader engagement with seemingly "dry" legal text. This book is the first to present an interpretive method integrating biblical law, jurisprudence, and literary theory, reflecting the current "law and literature" school within legal studies. It identifies the narrative elements that exist in the laws of the Pentateuch, exposes the narrative techniques employed by the authors, and discovers the poetics of biblical law, thus revealing new or previously unconsidered aspects of the relationship between law and narrative in the Bible
The SBL forum by Society of Biblical Literature( )

in Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Harper's Bible dictionary
The SBL handbook of style : for ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and early Christian studiesMark as story : retrospect and prospectRedescribing Paul and the CorinthiansThe Harper Collins Bible dictionaryHarper's Bible commentarySources for the study of Greek religionWas 1 Esdras first? : an investigation into the priority and nature of 1 EsdrasJesus, Mark, and Q : the teaching of Jesus and its earliest records
Alternative Names

controlled identitySociety of Biblical Literature and Exegesis (U.S.)


S.B.L. (Society of Biblical Literature)


SBL (Society of Biblical Literature)

SBL (Society of Biblical Literature, United States)

Seisho Bungaku Gakkai

Sociedad de Literatura Bíblica

Societo de Biblia Literaturo usona societo

Society of Biblical literature

Society of biblical literature and exegesis

Society of Biblical Literature Group

Society of Biblical Literature Group (United States)

The Society of Biblical Literature

University of Montana (Missoula). Society of Biblical Literature

University of Montana (Missoula) Society of biblical literature (United States)


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