Sunday, September 4, 2016

Annual Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature

An associate professor of rabbinic literature and Jewish history of late antiquity within the University of Michigan’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, Dr. Yaron Eliav has amassed more than 15 years of experience teaching in the field of Judaic studies. Dr. Yaron Eliav is a member numerous organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).

Formed in 1880, SBL is the oldest and largest organization of its kind. Dedicated to “critical investigation of the Bible,” SBL provides a supportive and educational community for biblical scholars. Each year in November, SBL partners with the American Academy of Religion to host the organizations’ annual meetings.

This year, the event takes place in San Antonio and offers participants a choice of more than 1,200 sessions and workshops on topics such as Exploring the Cutting Edge of Research on Children in the Ancient World and Sacred Law in Ancient Greek and Biblical Tradition. Guests can also attend the large daily exhibit of print and digital resources pertaining to biblical research and theology.

Some 10,000 guests attend each day of the annual meetings every year, making the event one of the largest gatherings in the field of religious studies.

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