Friday, February 28, 2014

Open Access Publications of the Collège de France

Open Access Publications of the Collège de France

Publications du Collège de France

Le Collège de France est à la fois le lieu de la recherche la plus audacieuse et celui de son enseignement. Depuis 1530, l’une de ses principales missions est de diffuser la science, la pensée et la recherche nouvelles à mesure qu’elles s’élaborent. Il édite une grande variété de livres, en version imprimée et aussi sous forme électronique depuis 2010 : les Cours et travaux du Collège de France (un « annuaire » qui rend compte, notamment, de l’enseignement annuel de chaque professeur), les leçons inaugurales, des actes de colloques et monographies originales, ainsi qu’une revue, La Lettre du Collège de France.

The Homer Multitext Project News

Publishing the HMT archive
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The editorial work of the Homer Multitext project is ongoing, and, as good photography of more manuscripts and papyri becomes available, is open-ended. While we have provided openly licensed access to our source images and editorial work in progress since our first digital photography in 2007, we have not previously offered packaged publications of our archive.

That is changing in 2014. The project’s editors have decided on a publishing cycle of roughly three issues a year (since our work tends to be concentrated around an academic calendar of fall term, spring term, and summer work). Published issues of the project archive must satisfy four requirements.

  1. The issue must be clearly identified. Our releases are labelled with a year and issue number: our first issue is 2014.1.
  2. All content published in a given issue must pass a clearly identified review process. Teams of contributing editors work in individual workspaces. (We use github repositories to track the work history of these teams.) When a block of work passes a series of manual review and automated tests, it migrates from “draft” to “provisionally accepted” status and is added to the project’s central archival repository. This is the repository that we are publishing for the first time this week.
  3. All published material must be in appropriate open digital formats. Apart from our binary image data, all the data we create are structured in simple tabular text files or XML files with published schemas.
  4. All published material must be appropriately licensed for scholarly use. All of our work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. (Licenses for some of our image collections additionally include a “non-commercial” clause: in those cases, a license for commercial reuse must be separately negotiated with the copyright holder.)

Access to the Published Digital Archive

The published packages are available for download from as zip files. An accompanying README explains the contents of each zip file.
We are also distributing our published issues as nexus artifacts (previously mentioned briefly here), a system that allows software to identify and retrieve published versions automatically. Whether manually or automatically downloaded, it now becomes possible for scholars (and their software) to work with citable data sets from the constantly changing archive of the HMT project.

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[   ]hmt-images-2014.1.zip27-Feb-2014 13:38 52K
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Read the rest of the notice here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Open Access Journal: SBL Forum

SBL Forum
ISSN: 1555-7278
SBL Forum 8.12(2010)


The NASCAR Bible

SBL Forum 8.5(2010)


“Inside and Outside the Circle”: What Does the Festschrift Genre Tell About Our Discipline?

SBL Forum 8.4(2010)


Erich Zenger 1939–2010

Moshe Greenberg, 1928–2010

SBL Forum 8.3(2010)


Barbara Ellen Bowe 1945- 2010

Elliott James Mason, Sr. 1922-2010

SBL Forum 8.2(2010)


Professor Abraham Malamat 1922- 2010

SBL Forum 8.1(2009)


Why You Should Submit Your Manuscript or Proposal to the Online, Open-Access Ancient Near East Monograph Series

SBL Forum7.11(2009)


Online Bibliography for Studying Paul’s Use of Scripture

Conference Report: “The Bible and the American Future”

SBL Forum7.10(2009)

Annual Meeting Updates

Green Initiatives for the 2009 SBL Annual Meeting


News from University of Sheffield, England

SBL Forum7.9(2009)


'Left Behind' No More? An Evangelical Preterist Interpretation of Revelation in 'The Last Disciple' series

"A Contract with God? Will Eisner’s Seminal Graphic Novel as Anti-Theodicy”[1]

“It’s Not about a Hurricane. It’s about America.”

The Planet of the Apes: A Resource for Teaching Archaeology in Introductory Classes on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible [1]

XBox Apocalypse: Video Games and Revelatory Literature

Society News

Bibliobloggers an SBL Affiliate

SBL Forum7.8(2009)


Small but Significant Steps: Teaching the Bible in Public Education

SBL Forum7.6(2009)

On Location

On Location: The 2009 Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association

SBL Forum7.5(2009)


The Centenary of the PBI

Maurice Gilbert, S.J., The Pontifical Biblical Institute: A Century of History (1909–2009)

Remarks on the 100thAnniversary of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

One Hundred Years of the Pontifical Biblical Institute

Richness in Rome 2009: Scholarly Exchange of Ideas

In Translation

Rewriting the Cultural Myths: Clarence Jordan and the Cotton Patch Gospels

Translation and Narrative: Transfiguring Jesus

The Jewish Quest for a German Bible:The Nineteenth-Century Translations of Joseph Johlson and Leopold Zunz

A Reexamination of Phoebe as a “Diakonos” and “Prostatis”: Exposing the Inaccuracies of English Translations

Unavoidable Gender Ambiguities: A Primer for Readers of English Translations from Biblical Hebrew


Society of Biblical Literature Receives NEH Award


Martin Hengel 1926–2009

Geoffrey W. Bromiley 1915-2009

SBL Forum7.4(2009)


A Case for Domestic Abuse in 1 Kings 14? A Look at the Marriage of Jeroboam I

In Popular Culture

Arcade Fire’s Parodic Bible

"Do not Forsake Me”: Biblical Motifs in Zinnemann's High Noon

In the Arts

Remembering Angels: The Memory Work of Samuel Bak

In the Classroom

Service-Learning, Biblical Studies, and Resurrecting Flooded Bones in New Orleans

In the Profession

Jack of All Trades and Master of None: The Case for “Generalist” Scholars in Biblical Scholarship

A New Thing under the Sun: A Doctor of Ministry Degree in Bible Translation


Moshe Weinfeld, 1925–2009

SBL Forum7.3(2009)


The Perils of Prepublication in the Digital Age: Essenes, Latrines, and the Dead Sea Scrolls[1]

Ian Werrett

Biblical Studies in the Context of the Emerging Religion Major

Jane S. Webster

In Popular Culture

Evil in Contemporary American Film: Deep Darkness and Eschatological Hope

Greg Garrett

The Apocalypse of John and Its Mediators, or Why Johnny Cash Wrote a Better Apocalypse than John of Patmos!

William John Lyons
SBL Forum7.2(2009)

In Popular Culture

The City as Salvific Space: Heterotopic Place and Environmental Ethics in the New Jerusalem

Thomas W. Martin

‘They’ve Given You a Number and Taken Away Your Name’: Gnostic Themes in The Prisoner, Television’s Ultimate Cult Classic

Valarie Ziegler

In the Arts

Love Turns into Hate: The Rape of Tamar (2 Sam 13:1–22) in Baroque Art

Sara Kipfer

In the Classroom

Know*Be*Do: Using the Bible to Teach Ethics to Children

Valerie A. Stein
SBL Forum7.1(2009)

In Popular Culture

The Bible under the Joshua Tree: Biblical Imagery in the Music of U2

Andrew Davies

Through the Pistol Smoke Dimly: Psalm 23 in Contemporary Film and Song

Karl Jacobson

In the Profession

Job in Conversation with Edward Said: The “Outsider” as Ethical and Pedagogical Dilemma in Biblical Interpretation

Alissa Jones Nelson


Review of Rabbi Harvey Rides Again: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Folktales Let Loose in the Wild West.

Dan Clanton
SBL Forum6.12(2008)


Joseph M. Baumgarten, 1928-2008

Lawrence H Schiffman
SBL Forum6.8(2008)

Annual Meeting Updates

Sexual Freedom: Overcoming Slavery’s Legacy in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Foundational Texts

Bernadette J. Brooten

In Popular Culture

Rome and Religion: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue

Jonathan L. Reed

In the Profession

Heresy Hunting in the New Millennium

Tony Burke

Reclaiming the Comparative Method: Moses and the Buddha as a Case Study

Vanessa R. Sasson

In the Public Sphere

Biblical Interpretation and Christian Domestic Terrorism: The Exegeses of Rev. Michael Bray and Rev. Paul Hill

Dan Clanton

The 2008 Primaries or How the Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bible in Politics

Michelle Krejci

Letters to the Editor

Vetting the Claims about Heresy Hunting

Darrell L. Bock
SBL Forum6.7(2008)


Rahab through the Ages: A Study of Christian Interpretation of Rahab

William L. Lyons

In the Classroom

Student Creative Projects: Aural and Video Productions as Biblical Exegesis

James D. Findlay
SBL Forum6.6(2008)

In Popular Culture

The Bible-Shaped Mirror: Biblical Women and Contemporary Culture in Recent Film

Donna Bowman

In the Classroom

Reading Job from the Margins: Dialogical Exegesis and Theological Education

Robert Williamson, Jr.

In the Profession

Why I Chose a German Ph.D. Program

Jacob L. Wright

Seven Tips for Getting Your Feet Wet at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting

Shayna Sheinfeld

In the Public Sphere

An Atheist's Dilemma: Should We Bend the Bible for Justice?

Michelle Krejci

The SBL and the Preservation of Scholarship

Patrick Durusau

Letters to the Editor

Keith's "Applying for Doctoral Work When You're from a Small School"

Cori Williams


Henry Chadwick 1920- 2008

Andrew Louth

Society News

The Codex Sinaiticus Project Ready for the Web

Report on the 2008 International Meeting

Matthew Collins
SBL Forum6.5(2008)


Thabo Mbeki's Bible: The Role of the Religion in the South African Public Realm after Liberation

Gerald West

Giving Up on Life: Jephthah's Daughters

Jane S. Webster

Teaching the Biblical Hebrew Verb

Naama Zahavi-Ely

What Makes the Bible Meaningful/Useful: The Ten Commandments and American Ideals

Scott M. Langston

Towards an Ethic of Liberation for Bible Translation: Marketing

Steven Voth
SBL Forum6.4(2008)

In the Profession

Why the Agitation?: The Status of the “Bibel in gerechter Sprache” in Academia and the Churches

Irmtraud Fischer

In Translation

What is the Bibel in gerechter Sprache? Assumptions, Process, and Goals of a New German Bible Translation

Luzia Sutter Rehmann

The New Inclusive Bible Translation in the Context of (Post)Modern Germany

Marie-Theres Wacker

The Bibel in gerechter Sprache (BigS): The Secular Press, Kirchenherren, and Theology Professors React To a New German Inclusive Bible Translation

Susanne Scholz

Translation or Interpretation: Intense Controversy about the New German Translation of the Bible

Wolfgang Stegemann


Roy F. Melugin 1937-2008

Marvin A. Sweeney

David Noel Freedman 1922-2008

William H. C. Propp
SBL Forum6.2(2008)

Annual Meeting Updates

Why and What Professors of English Say Students Need to Know about the Bible: A Research Report Summary

Marie Goughnour Wachlin

In the Classroom

The Wiki Way: Improving Your Class Notes Using the Internet for Online Student Collaboration

Carl N. Toney

Ancient Languages are Still Around, But Do We Really Know How to Teach Them?

Rahel Halabe

In the Profession

Rebutting Sensational Claims Concerning a Symposium in Jerusalem

James H. Charlesworth

In Translation

Towards an Ethic of Liberation for Bible Translation; Part 1: Ideology

Steven M. Voth

Letters to the Editor

Response to Charlesworth

Jane Schaberg

Society News

The Death Penalty - Engaging the Bible: SBL Lecture Series

SBL Forum6.1(2008)


More on the Gospel Truth

April D. DeConick

The Bible is Like...Or is It?

Eric Daniel Barreto

Letters to the Editor

The Talpiot Tomb Controversy Revisited

The Meyers/Magness Talpiot Tomb Statement: Some Observations

James D. Tabor


Bernhard W. Anderson 1916- 2007

John Strugnell 1930-2007

Daniel J. Harrington

Thomas F. Torrance, 1913-2007

Elmer Colyer

Edwina Maria (Wyn) Wright, 1946–2007

John Huehnergard

Society News

SBL’s International Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

SBL Forum5.9(2007)

Annual Meeting Updates

C.F.D. Moule 1908-2007

Graham Stanton

Thoughts on Choosing a PhD Program

Steven Thompson

In the Profession

Raiders of the Faux Ark:Biblical archeology is too important to leave to crackpots and ideologues. It's time to fight back.

Eric H. Cline

More Ethiopian Manuscripts in North America

Steve Delamarter

Letters to the Editor

Discussion Lists and Bloggers

Considering the Hauser article

Alan J. Hauser

UK vs US Degrees

Charles J. Otte III

Chris Keith

Dieter T. Roth

A Lesson from Studies of Source Criticism: Contradicting Stories and Humble Diversity in Creation Stories (Gen 1-2)

Yung-Suk Kim

Related Interest

Articles of Interest


God Was an Englishman

Henry L. Carrigan, Jr.

Society News

Changes in Publications

Pardon Our Dust

SBL Forum5.8(2007)

In the Media

Sources of the Pentateuch: So Many Theories, So Little Consensus

Alan J. Hauser

Jesus & Josephine: A 12-year-old Danish Girl meets Jesus

Jesper Tang Nielsen

In the Profession

American versus British Ph.D. Programs: Three Doctoral Students Reflect on Their Decisions

Charles J. Otte III

Chris Keith

Dieter T. Roth

A Prototype for Further Publication Development of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures and Other Open-Access Journals

Ehud Ben Zvi

A Life Without Footnotes

Isabelle Kinnard


Letty Mandeville Russell, leading feminist theologian, dies at 77

Related Interest

A Lesson from Studies of Source Criticism:Contradicting Stories and Humble Diversity in Creation Stories (Gen 1-2)

Society News

San Diego Museum of Man Exhibit

SBL Forum5.7(2007)

In Popular Culture

Scriptural Education and Entertainment: Evangelism, Didacticism, and Satire in Graphic Novels (Part 3) [1]

Dan Clanton

In the Arts

Cuneiform Cuisine: Culinary History Reborn at Brown University

Alice L. Slotsky

In the Classroom

The Bible and Art

Dan Clanton Jr.

Lynn R. Huber

In the Profession

Biblical Studies and Careers in Academic Librarianship

W. Gerald Heverly


BibleTech 2008 Call Deadline

University of Manchester Scholarships

Related Interest

Ideas to Shake Up Publishing


Review of the Exhibit "Dead Sea Scrolls," San Diego, CA

Bradley W. Root

Cradle of Christianity: Jewish and Christian Treasures from the Holy Land

Moira Bucciarelli

Society News

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary International Meeting - Vienna 2007

SBL Forum5.6(2007)

In Popular Culture

Did Paul Get Whacked? The Endings of The Sopranos and the Acts of the Apostles

Micah Kiel

In the Profession

Biblical Scholarship in Vienna

Marianne Grohmann

Markus Himmelbauer

Markus Tiwald

Zimri — Briefly, Brightly King: The Strange Story of Israel's Shortest-Reigning King, 1 Kgs 16:8-20

Robin Gallaher Branch

In the Public Sphere

Reading the Book of Psalms in Days of War

John S. Vassar

How A Hurricane Made Me a Better Archaeologist

Michael M. Homan

Letters to the Editor

A Reflection on Brevard Childs

John Ahn

Books for Jewish Studies to China

Terje Stordalen

J.D. Walters's Reply to Avalos

Zeba Crook


BAS Announces Two $10,000 Awards for ASOR Papers

Nabu-sharrussu-ukin Sites


Brevard S. Childs (1923-2007)

Christopher Seitz

Rev. Robert North, S.J. 1916-2007

James Swetnam, S.J.

Michael Patrick O'Connor, 1950-2007

Jo Ann Hackett

John Huehnergard

James F. Ross, 1927 - 2007

Stephen L. Cook


Response to Avalos

J. D. Walters


Scriptural Education and Entertainment: Evangelism, Didacticism, and Satire in Graphic Novels (Part 2)

Dan Clanton

Society News

The Bible and Critical Theory - Special Offer for SBL Members

Winner in the Logos-SBL Technology Paper Awards

SBL Forum5.5(2007)

In Popular Culture

Scriptural Education and Entertainment: Evangelism, Didacticism, and Satire in Graphic Novels (Part 1)

Dan Clanton

In the Classroom

Killing a Dead Language: A Case against Emphasizing Vowel Pointing when Teaching Biblical Hebrew

William P. Griffin

In the Profession

The Wired Scholar: Five Free Tools You May Not Know About

Danny Zacharias

In the Public Sphere

Herod's Tomb Discovered at Herodium

Discovering Babylon: The Opportunities, Challenges and Irresistible Potential of Video Games as an Educational Medium

Alice Petty

Letters to the Editor

In Response to Propp

Comment on "Wired Scholar"

Charles E. Jones

In Response to McMurry

James A. Sanders

In Response to Chancey

Lamar Williamson, Jr.

Teaching the Bible in Public Schools

Peter Feinman

In Response to van Wolde

Zach Kotzé


Recent Articles of Interest


Dame Mary Douglas 1921-2007

Society News

SBL Collection of Biblical Studies Syllabi

SBL Endorses Resolution Calling for the Safeguarding of Archaeological Sites in Iraq

Books for Jewish Studies at Nanjing University

SBL Forum5.4(2007)

In the Classroom

Bible Courses in Public Schools: SBL's Response to a Growing Trend

Mark A. Chancey

Worshiping in Ignorance

Stephen Prothero

In the Profession

Scenes From a Conference

Rex Sayers

The Anthropology of Biblical Archaeology

William H. C. Propp

In the Public Sphere

Mike McCurry on Faith and Politics

Mike McCurry

In Translation

Language of Sentiment

Ellen van Wolde


Society Initiatives Featured on Capitol Hill

Joel LeMon


Reginald H. Fuller 1915- 2007

On Location

On Location at the 2007 American Oriental Society Meeting

Jack M. Sasson
SBL Forum5.3(2007)

In Popular Culture

The Wright Stuff?: Scholars Discuss "Mere Christianity" at SBL Annual Meeting 2006

Christopher B. Hays

Biblical Graphic Novels: Adaptation, Interpretation, and "Faithful Transfer"

Terry Ray Clark

In the Classroom

Faith and the Discipline in the Classroom: A Crucial Dialectical Relationship

J. Bradley Chance

In the Profession

Welcome to the Biblical Studies Carnival

Tyler F. Williams

In the Public Sphere

Prosopography and the Talpiyot Yeshua Family Tomb: Pensées of a Palaeographer

Christopher A. Rollston

Two Burials of Jesus of Nazareth and The Talpiot Yeshua Tomb

James D. Tabor

Mary Magdalene is Now Missing: A Corrected Reading of Rahmani Ossuary 701

Stephen J. Pfann

Letters to the Editor

The Tomb of Jesus

François Bovon

Response to Reed

James D. Tabor

Tabor Response to Pfann

James D. Tabor

Response to the "Lost Tomb of Jesus"

Jonathan L. Reed

In Response to Tabor

Jonathan L. Reed

Concerning the Jesus Family Tomb

Steven Fine


Fighting for Iraq's Culture

Society News

The Dead Sea Scrolls

"Through the Museum with the Bible" Workshops

Reduction in SBL Student Dues and Other Changes

SBL Forum5.2(2007)

In Popular Culture

The Grain of Sands: The Personal Exegesis of A. David Lewis

A. David Lewis

Climbing the Dragon's Ladder: Perpetua, Felicitas, Graphic Novels, and the Possibility of Writing Modern Hagiography

Andrea Lorenzo Molinari

The Return of the Chaos Monsters: A Biblical Myth

Gregory Mobley

In the Profession

Teaching the Bible in Babylon: Reflections on Joining the Biblical Studies Diaspora

Michael F. Bird

In the Public Sphere

Has the Tomb of Jesus Been Discovered?

Jodi Magness

The SGD Digital Collection: Previously Unknown and Uncatalogued Ethiopian Manuscripts in North America

Steve Delamarter

Letters to the Editor

Study Bibles

Daniel Foster


Update on the ETANA (Electronic Texts and Ancient Near Eastern Archives) Digital Library Project


J. Alan Groves 1952-2007

Bruce Manning Metzger 1914-2007

William L. Petersen (1950-2006)

Eldon Jay Epp

Bruce Manning Metzger: 1914-2007

Iain Torrance

Paul S. Minear 1906-2007

L. E. Keck

Bruce Manning Metzger

Michael W. Holmes

Society News

2006 SBL Annual Meeting Photo Diary

JBL's New Online Enhancements for Members

Bible and Religious Leadership in the 21st Century

SBL Forum Call

Publications from Sheffield Phoenix Press Now Available through SBL

Bible and Religious Leadership in the 21st Century: DC Meeting

SBL Forum5.1(2007)

In Popular Culture

Comics and the Bible: Reinterpretation and Mythic Understanding

Do Superheroes Read Scripture? Finding the Bible in Comic Books

G. Andrew Tooze

OH-MY-GOD —It's So the Teen Bible!

James G. Crossley

In the Classroom

Confessions and Reflections: What Can the Bible Do for the Liberal Arts?

Alan Lenzi

Wikipedia: Unreliable Source, Useful Heuristic Tool

Lawrence Mykytiuk

Letters to the Editor

"Bible Scholar on an Airplane" Letters

Miscellaneous Letters

Letters on the"Wikipedia" Articles

Larin R. Kerr

Tenure Survey and Report

Matthew Collins


The Nativity Story: A Review

See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies