News and Events
King's College London has announced a new full-time, permanent Lectureship in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. The deadline for applications is 18th January 2013. Further details: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFQ848/lectureship-in-hebrew-bible-old-testament/
Lectureship in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
The IOSOT congress in Munich will be held 4th-9th August 2013. Programme details at: www.iosot2013.de
IOSOT congress, Munich 4th-9th August 2013
David Chalcraft (now head of department at the University of Sheffield) is a guest at UtC Bangalore from December 15th to 22nd and will be presenting a key note, A Biblical Passage To India at the Jubilee meeting of the Indian Society for Biblical Studies.
Prof Chalcraft in Bagalore
Sheffield's 65th Anniversary Programme of Events
Public Lecture Series
Further details are available at http://www.shef.ac.uk/biblicalstudies/news/65years.
Dr. Charlotte Hempel of Birmingham University has taken up the post of Executive Editor of Dead Sea Discoveries and welcomes submissions of articles for peer review. Full details can be found here: http://www.brill.nl/dead-sea-discoveries
Dead Sea Discoveries
Staff and students in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield would like to thank all of you who wrote to the Vice-Chancellor on our behalf. Hundreds of letters were sent from all over the world, and we have been truly touched by the level of support.
Thank you from Sheffield Department of Biblical Studies
The Department of Biblical Studies is no longer under review and the proposal that it should be reconfigured as a Postgraduate Centre has been withdrawn. The Vice-Chancellor has asked the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to consider a short, medium and longer term plan for the Department, and a decision has now been taken that the Department will recruit undergraduates for the Biblical Studies degree in 2010. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities will work closely with colleagues to ensure that students are appropriately supported, including through the recruitment of additional staff.
We could not have achieved this without your support and the commitment and energy of our students, undergraduate and graduate. We cannot thank you enough.
The BIBLINDEX project is carried out by the "Institut des Sources Chretiennes". The first stage of the project is completed. An index of approximately 400,000 biblical quotations and references from Greek and Latin patristic texts of the first five centuries is now available online. To search references in Biblindex, you can open a user account on the site : http://www.biblindex.mom.fr/index.php?lang=en and follow directions for use.
New resource: Biblindex
New Journal: SAPIENTIA LOGOS: A Journal of Biblical Research & Interpretation in Africa
A new biblical journal, SAPIENTIA LOGOS: A Journal of Biblical Research & Interpretation in Africa, announces a special theme for October 2009 and 2010. The chosen theme is: Ethnicity and Identity in Biblical Perspective. It is a topic on which the editorial board think members of SOTS would wish to contribute. Members are invited to submit their research work and publications. The General Editor, Dr Randee I-Morphe, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The editorial board consists of: Diana Edelman, David Ekem, Paul Ellingworth, Craig Evans, Theodore Hiebert, Andrew Igenoza, Jeremy Punt, Kenton Sparks, and Cephas Tushima.
Temple Studies Group
A Temple Studies Group has been established, in the first instance to convene one-day symposia on Temple themes. The first symposium was held at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, on November 8th 2008, on the theme 'Melchizedek in Scripture, Tradition and Liturgy', with presentations by Robert Hayward, Laurence Hemming, Crispin Fletcher-Louis and Margaret Barker.
Topics in the immediate future are likely to be 'Temple and Music' and 'The Temple and the Holy Sepulchre'. Some symposia will be in the Temple Church in London. Further information is available from the Convener, Dr Margaret Barker (email@example.com).
SOTS on Facebook!
Jim West has kindly established a SOTS group on Facebook, to bring together SOTS members and others interested in Old Testament. If you have a profile on Facebook, do join. Find us in Facebook.
The Anglo-Israel Archaeologial Society puts on a program of public presentations.
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