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The full, preliminary schedule of both virtual and in-person sessions is also now available. All virtual sessions will be accessed through the 2021 Annual Meeting Mobile App and Virtual Planner.

Below is the list of virtual sessions as of 18 October 2021. Please note that this list is subject to change, as are the IDs and scheduled times of the sessions. Please confirm listings against the online program book or the mobile app. Each listing below represents one session; many program units listed below are offering a combination of virtual and in-person sessions.

A.R. Pete Diamond Award for Integrative Scholarship (SV21-104)

African Biblical Hermeneutics (SV20-303)
Contributions of Justin Ukpong and John Mbiti to African Biblical Hermeneutics

African Biblical Hermeneutics (SV22-301)
Biblical and African Constructions of Bodies in Light of Human Trafficking in Africa

African Biblical Hermeneutics (SV21-203)
Disabilities Studies, the Bible, and African Understandings of Health and Wholeness

African Biblical Hermeneutics (SV21-301)
African Intertextual Readings of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament

African-American Biblical Hermeneutics (SV22-201)

African-American Biblical Hermeneutics (SV20-104)

Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative (SV20-304/AV20-3)
Review Panel for Maia Kotrosits, The Lives of Objects

Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative (SV21-302)

Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World (SV21-304)
The Affect of Objects II

Archaeology of Roman Palestine (SV20-106)
The Material Culture of Pilgrimage in Roman and Byzantine Jerusalem

Art and Religions of Antiquity (SV22-304)
Crafting Religion in the Western Empire

Art and Religions of Antiquity (SV20-307)
The Legacy and Scholarship of Dura-Europos 100 Years Later

Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics (SV21-305)
Book Review: Reading Ecclesiastes from Asia and Pasifika, edited by Jione Havea and Peter H. W. Lau, 2020

Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics (SV22-105)
Reading Biblical Texts from Asian, Asian-American, and Aesthetic Perspectives

Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics / Contextual Biblical Interpretation / Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation / Islands, Islanders, and Scriptures (SV20-307a)
Talk with the President

Assyriology and the Bible (SV20-308)
The Image of the City in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Contexts

Beyond Publishing: How Else to Prepare for the Academic Job Market (SV20-308a)

Bible and Emotion (SV20-108)
Emotion in Various Hebrew Bible Texts

Bible and Emotion (SV20-205)
The Range of Emotions in Paul

Bible and Film (SV20-206)
Biblical Reception in Film

Bible and Film (SV21-207)

Bible and Film (SV20-309)
Biblical Reception in Film

Bible and Popular Culture (SV20-109)
Pop Culture Potpourri

Bible and Practical Theology (SV20-110)
Experiencing the Bible in a COVID-19 Contextual Environment

Bible and Practical Theology (SV22-304a)
Addressing Contemporary Issues through the Intersections of Bible and Practical Theology

Bible and Practical Theology / Contextual Biblical Interpretation (SV22-207)
Experiential Readings of Biblical Texts and Context

Bible and Visual Art (SV20-111)

Bible in America (SV21-110)
The Bible and Civil Rights

Bible in America (SV21-208)

Bible, Myth, and Myth Theory (SV20-311)

Bible, Myth, and Myth Theory / Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism (SV22-305)
Gnostic Literature and the Study of Ancient Myth

Biblical Exegesis from Eastern Orthodox Perspectives (SV21-210)
Image of God in Paul, Middle-Platonism, and the Early Fathers

Biblical Exegesis from Eastern Orthodox Perspectives (SV20-112)
Fresh Perspectives on John Chrysostom as Biblical Exegete

Biblical Exegesis from Eastern Orthodox Perspectives (SV22-108)
Divine Plurality in the Hebrew Bible/Septuagint and Its Christian Interpreters

Biblical Exegesis from Eastern Orthodox Perspectives / Pauline Epistles (SV23-106)
Image of God in Paul, Middle-Platonism, and the Early Fathers

Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics (SV20-113)
What Can Biblical Greek Linguistics Learn from ...?

Biblical Law (SV21-307)
Close Readings of Biblical Law

Biblical Lexicography (SV21-213)
Review of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon (CUP 2021)

Biblical Literature and the Hermeneutics of Trauma (SV23-107)

Book History and Biblical Literatures (SV20-207)
Books Known Only by Title

Book History and Biblical Literatures / The Historical Paul (SV21-214)
Ancient Epistolography and Material Philology

Book of Acts (SV20-313)

Book of the Twelve Prophets (SV20-113a)
The Book of the Four: Revisiting the Consensus

Children in the Biblical World (SV20-315)

Christian Apocrypha (SV22-212)

Christian Apocrypha (SV22-109a)
Hagiography and Christian Apocrypha

Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah (SV20-115)
An Invited Panel on the Dating of Texts from 1–2 Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah

Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah (SV20-210)
An Invited Book Review Panel on Lisbeth S. Fried’s Nehemiah: A Commentary (Sheffield Phoenix, 2021).

Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah / The Bible in Ancient (and Modern) Media (SV21-313)
An Invited Book Review Panel on Laura Carlson Hasler's Archival Historiography in Jewish Antiquity (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Comparative Method in Biblical Studies (SV21-116)
The How & Why of Comparison: Virtual Session

Contextual Biblical Interpretation (SV21-116a)
Unexamined Contexts

Contextual Biblical Interpretation (SV22-111)
LGBTQIA+ Activism and the Bible

Contextualizing North African Christianity (SV21-216a)
Preachers and Prophets

Cultic Personnel in the Biblical World / Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature (SV20-213a)
Music in the Cult

Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (SV22-112)

Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (SV20-319)

Development of Early Christian Theology (SV20-118)
Panel Discussion: Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Gregory of Nyssa's Doctrinal Works: A Literary Study (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Disputed Paulines (SV22-215)
The Disputed Paulines: New Questions

Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy / Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament (SV20-216)
Labor in Early Christianity

Early Jewish Christian Relations (SV23-111)
Careers in Early Jewish Christian Relations

Ecological Hermeneutics (SV21-320)
Open Session: Interconnectedness and Victimization (Torah and Former Prophets)

Ecological Hermeneutics (SV22-310a)
Commenting on the Commentaries: Bill McKibben on Jonah, Psalms, Acts, and Colossians

Economics in the Biblical World (SV21-321)
The Temple Economy in the Ptolemaic Empire

Ethics and Biblical Interpretation (SV20-323)
The Bible and Museums

Ethics and Biblical Interpretation (SV21-220a)
The Use of the Bible in the Public Square

Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature (SV21-323)
Legacies of Exile in the Prophets and Torah

Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature / Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism (SV20-120)
Late Antique Reception Histories of Biblical Flight: Post-Constantinian Period

Exile (Forced Migrations) in Biblical Literature / Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity (SV22-113)
The Lived Experience of Exile

Formation of Isaiah (SV23-113)
Isaiah and Exile

Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible (SV20-121)
Queering, Touching, Reading, Loving

Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible (SV20-324)
Critical Intersectionality

Genesis (SV21-121)
Sibling Rivalry

Genesis (SV22-114)

Genesis (SV20-122)

Gospel of Mark (SV21-223b)
Apocalyptic Dimensions of Mark's Gospel: Kingdom, Angels and Demons

Greco-Roman Religions (SV22-117)
Do Religions Die? Theorizing Death and Demise of Greek and Roman Religions

Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World (SV22-311)
Healthcare in the Ancient World: Perspectives and Problems

Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World / Corpus Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti (SV22-221)
Gynecological Theories in Early Christianity

Hebrew Bible, History, and Archaeology (SV22-118)

Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature (SV22-223)

Hellenistic Judaism / International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (SV21-122)
Book Review Panel of Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint (HTLS). Volume 1. Ed. Eberhard Bons (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020)

Historical Jesus (SV21-328)
Urban Galilee

Historical Jesus (SV21-227)
Review of Tucker Ferda’s Book, Jesus, the Gospels, and the Galilean Crisis (T&T Clark, 2018)

Ideological Criticism (SV23-119)

Institute for Biblical Research (PV19-208)
Research Group - Theology, Hermeneutics, and Biblical Interpretation

Institute for Biblical Research (PV19-212)
Research Group - Biblical Violence

Institute for Biblical Research (PV19-214)
Research Group - Linguistics and the Biblical Text

Institute for Biblical Research (PV19-215)
Research Group - Isaiah and Intertextuality

Institute for Biblical Research (PV19-204a)
Research Group - Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Gospels

International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (SV23-120)
Prophets, Transmission, and Literary Context

Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible (SV22-313a)

Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible / Israelite Prophetic Literature / African Biblical Hermeneutics (SV20-127)
Exodus and Liberation in (Hebrew) Biblical Literature

Inventing Christianity: Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, and Martyrs (SV20-128)
Baptism and Canon

Israelite Prophetic Literature / Children in the Biblical World (SV22-121)
Violence against Women and/or Children within the Prophetic Texts

Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World (SV22-225)

Jewish Christianity / Christian Judaism (SV22-226)
Between Jewish and Christian Identities

Jewish Christianity / Christian Judaism (SV21-127)
Review Panel: Matt Jackson-McCabe's Jewish-Christianity: The Making of the Christianity-Judaism Divide

Jewish Christianity / Christian Judaism (SV22-122)
Rethinking the Didache, Didascalia Apostolorum, and Apostolic Constitutions

Jewish, Christian, and Graeco-Roman Travel in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Byzantine Periods (300 BCE–600 CE) (SV20-129)
Biblical Perspectives on Ancient Mobility

Johannine Literature (SV20-225)

John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern (SV22-227)
Open Session

John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern (SV22-315)
Revelation and Place

Josephus (SV21-230)
Issues Related to the Brill Commentary

Korean Biblical Colloquium (PV20-331)
Biblical Studies and Ethics in Concert with Min Jin Lee's Pachinko

Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation / Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible (SV22-316)
Gender/Sexuality Studies and New Directions in Latina Biblical Criticism

Letters of James, Peter, and Jude (SV20-226)
Canonicity of the Catholic Epistles and Salvation, Suffering, and Criminality in 1 Peter

LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics (SV21-332)
There's a Queer Way to Teach That!

LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics (SV23-125)
Open Session

LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics / Paul and Politics / Racism, Pedagogy, and Biblical Studies (SV22-228/AV22-2)

LGBTIQ+ Task Force (SV20-201)
LGBTIQ+ Colleagues Creating Connections

LGBTQ+ Task Force (PV18-100)

Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew (SV22-318)
Syntax of Constituents and Pragmatics

Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew / National Association of Professors of Hebrew (SV21-334)
Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Issues

Lived Religiousness in Antiquity (SV22-126a)
Does It Make Sense to Distinguish between “Christian” and “Pagan”?

Masoretic Studies (SV22-231)
Masora

Masoretic Studies (SV21-335)

Matthew (SV22-231a)
Matthew within Judaism: Perspectives and Prospects

Meals in the HB/OT and Its World (SV20-228)
Isolation and Gathering at Meals

Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship (SV23-128)
Conceiving Scripture: Responses to Richard Newton's Identifying Roots

Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible (SV22-128)
Graduate Student Workshop

Mind, Society, and Religion: Cognitive Science Approaches to the Biblical World / Psychology and Biblical Studies (SV21-130)
Death, Mourning, and Beyond

Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation (SV21-131)
Minoritized Hermeneutics of Human Care

Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity (SV20-336)

Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism (SV21-237)

Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism (SV22-129)
Jesus and Thomas in the Nag Hammadi Collection

National Association of Professors of Hebrew (PV22-235)
Book Event, Zev Garber and Kenneth Hanson, The Annotated Passover Haggadah (GCRR Press, 2021)

New Testament Textual Criticism (SV22-131)
New Philology and the New Testament

Novum Testamentum Graecum: Editio Critica Maior (SV22-236a)
Progress on the Editio Critica Maior

Numismatic Evidence and Biblical Interpretation (SV20-231)
Imperial Iconography

Numismatic Evidence and Biblical Interpretation (SV22-320a)
Provincial Iconography

Pandemic Pedagogies: Conversations on Global Pedagogical Learnings in Light of COVID-19 (SV20-231a)

Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship (SV22-236b)

Paul within Judaism (SV22-322)
What Does “within Judaism” Mean?

Pauline Epistles (SV21-133)

Pauline Epistles / Pauline Theology (SV22-237a)
Doing History and Doing Theology in the Study of Paul

Pauline Theology (SV21-338b)
Book Review Panel of Lisa Bowens, African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation (Eerdmans, 2020)

Pentateuch (SV20-136)
Leviticus 10

Pentateuch (SV23-131)

Post-humanist Possibilities (SV21-136)

Poverty in the Biblical World (SV23-132)

Prayer in Antiquity (SV21-339)
Book Review Panel of Andrew Mellas, Liturgy and Emotions in Byzantium: Compunction and Hymnody, Cambridge University Press, 2020

Prayer in Antiquity / Religious Experience in Antiquity (SV20-138)
Embodiment, Spatiality, and Ancient Prayers

Pseudepigrapha (SV23-133)
Invisible Manuscripts: Textual Scholarship and the Survival of 2 Baruch: A Conversation

Pseudepigrapha / Biblical Exegesis from Eastern Orthodox Perspectives (SV21-137)
Rediscovering Paleia Traditions

Psychology and Biblical Studies (SV21-340)
Aging, Death, and Mourning

Q (SV22-325a)
Open Session

Qur'an and Biblical Literature (SV22-239a)

Qur’anic Studies: Methodology and Hermeneutics (IQSA) (PV20-138a)
Quranic Narrative and Hermeneutics

Qur’anic Studies: Methodology and Hermeneutics (IQSA) (PV20-233)

Racism, Pedagogy and Biblical Studies / Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies (SV21-137a)

Racism, Pedagogy, and Biblical Studies / Paul and Politics / LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics (SV22-140/AV22-1)

Reading, Theory, and the Bible (SV20-235)
Reading the Bible with Irigaray and Kristeva

Reading, Theory, and the Bible (SV20-340)

Redescribing Christian Origins (SV21-138)
Cultural Production and Social Networks in Early Christianity: Civic and Literate Religion(s)

Redescribing Christian Origins (SV20-236)
Willi Braun: Jesus and Addiction to Origins, A Retrospective

Redescribing Christian Origins / Greco-Roman Religions / Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions (SV23-135)
Cultural Production and Social Networks within Greco-Roman Religion: The Religion of Enslaved Peoples and Freedpersons

Religion and Philosophy in Late Antiquity (SV22-241)

Religions of Israel and Judah in Their West Asian Environment (SV22-328b)
Religion and Archaeology in the Southern Levant

Religious Competition in Late Antiquity (SV20-237)
Ecclesiastical Histories as Competitive Texts

Religious Competition in Late Antiquity (SV22-328a)
Book Review: Ross Shepard Kraemer’s "The Mediterranean Diaspora in Late Antiquity: What Christianity Cost the Jews" (Oxford UP, 2020).

Religious Experience in Antiquity (SV22-242a)

Religious World of Late Antiquity (SV22-142)

Rhetoric and the New Testament (SV21-241)
Book Review: Monastic Education in Late Antiquity, Edited by Lillian I. Larsen and Samuel Rubenson (Cambridge, 2018)

Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity (SV22-331)
Engaging Rhetorical Dialects (Rhetorolects)

Ritual in the Biblical World (SV21-241b)

Ritual in the Biblical World (SV21-345)
Ritual in the Biblical World

SBL Annual Business Meeting (SV21-102)

SBL International Meeting Presentations (SV20-141a)
HB/OT and Pseudepigrapha, Part 1

SBL International Meeting Presentations (SV21-241b)
New Testament

SBL International Meeting Presentations (SV21-138a)
HB/OT and Pseudepigrapha, Part 2

Senses, Cultures, and Biblical Worlds (SV23-137)
The Sense of Touch

Senses, Cultures, and Biblical Worlds / Philology in Hebrew Studies (SV20-142)
Philology and the Senses

Senses, Cultures, and Biblical Worlds / Ritual in the Biblical World (SV20-239)
Ritual and the Senses

Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom (SV22-142a)
Book Review of Christy Cobb's Slavery, Gender, Truth, and Power in Luke-Acts and Other Ancient Narratives

Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism (SV20-240)
Making Marriage Religious in Late Antiquity

Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism (SV21-242)
Beyond Literacy in Antiquity: Dura Europos as Test Case

Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism (SV22-245)
New Directions in Samaritan Studies

Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures (SV21-243)
Review of Isabel Cranz's Royal Illness and Kingship Ideology in the Hebrew Bible

Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures (SV21-345a)
Death and Dying in the Hebrew Bible

Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures (SV22-246)
Time and Temporality in and beyond the Hebrew Bible

Social Sciences and the Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures / Religions of Israel and Judah in Their West Asian Environment (SV22-143)
Religion and the Body in Ancient Israel and Judah

Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament (SV20-345)

Synoptic Gospels (SV21-141)
Textuality and Transmission

Synoptic Gospels (SV23-138)
Pondering the Small and the Young

Teaching Biblical Studies in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context (SV21-347)
The Challenge of a New Generation

Textual Criticism of Samuel – Kings (SV22-335)
1 Samuel and 1 Kings

Textual Criticism of Samuel – Kings (SV22-248)
Kingdoms

Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (SV21-143)
Difficult Heritage: Stereotypes and Rhetoric in Modern Literature of Textual Criticism

Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (SV21-244)
Memory, Orality, and Textuality in the Textual History of the Hebrew Bible

Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (SV22-146)
Between Literal Rendering and Interpretative Translation: How the (Late) Ancient Versions Understood Their Vorlage/Base Texts

The Bible in Ancient (and Modern) Media (SV20-242)
Review Panel of Huebenthal, Reading Mark's Gospel as Text from Collective Memory

The Historical Paul (SV20-244)

The Influence and Impact of Bernadette J. Brooten’s Love Between Women (SV22-336)

The Qur’an and Late Antiquity (IQSA) (P21-347)
The Prophet and the Prophetic in the Qur’an (Part 1)

The Qur’an and Late Antiquity (IQSA) (P21-245a)
The Prophet and the Prophetic in the Qur’an (Part 2)

The Qur’an: Surah Studies (IQSA) (PV19-102a)

Theological Interpretation of Scripture (SV21-145)
Book Panel on Reading the Bible Theologically, by Darren Sarisky (CUP 2019) and The God of the Old Testament by Walter Moberly (Baker, 2020)

Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures (SV22-151)
Book Review on John J. Collins' Biblical Values

Ugaritic Studies and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy (SV23-141)
Gender and Ugaritic Studies and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy

Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible (SV20-145)
The Political Bible

Utopian Studies (SV21-147)
Current Needs and Future Directions

Utopian Studies (SV22-152)
Utopian Constructions of Law in Ancient Judaism

Violence and Representations of Violence in Antiquity (SV21-148)
Religion, Violence, and Xenophobia

Violence and Representations of Violence in Antiquity (SV20-146)
Afterlives of Trauma

Violence and Representations of Violence in Antiquity (SV21-353)
Violence in the Afterlife

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion (PV18-101)
Conversation with Authors: Becoming a White Antiracist

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion (PV19-105)
Life-Giving Teaching: When Classrooms Are Not Cloistered Away from The World

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion (PV18-201)
Faculty Matters: Generative Formation of Early Career Colleagues

Westar Institute (PV23-142)
Seminar on God and the Human Future

Westar Institute (PV20-245)
Christ of the People

Westar Institute (PV19-301a)
Panel Discussion on After Jesus before Christianity

Westar Institute (PV22-253)
Unlikely Bedfellows: The Gospel of Marcion and Q

Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions (SV21-355)
Proverbs, Job, and Qoheleth

Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions / Egyptology and Ancient Israel (SV21-149)
Book Review: Bernd U. Schipper, Proverbs 1-15 (Hermeneia Commentary Series, 2019)

Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions / Philology in Hebrew Studies (SV22-254)
Discussion of Edward Greensteins's Job: A New Translation

Womanist Interpretation (SV21-356)
Remembering and Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Womanist Interpretation

Womanist Interpretation (SV22-341)
When Did We See You Naked? Crucifixion and Sexual Violence: Womanist Contributions and Beyond

Women in the Biblical World (SV23-144)
Mayer Gruber’s Women in the Biblical World, 26 Years Later: Its Impact on Scholars, Clergy, and Seminarians

Women in the Biblical World (SV21-150)
Women and Migration in the Biblical World

Writing Social-Scientific Commentaries of the New Testament (SV21-250)
Review of Philip Esler, 2nd Corinthians. A Social Identity Commentary. T&T Clark Social Identity Commentaries on the New Testament

Writing Social-Scientific Commentaries of the New Testament (SV21-357)
Social Identity Papers

Writing/Reading Jeremiah (SV22-342)
The Jeremianic Triad on Sword, Famine, Pestilence

 
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