Archives of Reception of the Bible

Past blogging in more ways than one.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Top ten deaths in the Bible

For reasons I can't yet explain (to myself, never mind to anyone else), I'd like to compile a top ten list of deaths in the Bible. I can't offer you any useful criteria on which to grade these, but if you don't find the request too outlandish, do make any suggestion that comes to mind.

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Is anyone still out there?

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Monday, March 16, 2009

This is the end!

Great song.

Now to follow NT Wrong into the wide blue yonder...

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Deadline for EABS paper offers approaching fast

Concerning the final date of the EABS call for papers.

The following is needed by the EABS from all Seminar
chairs *by the end of February*.

1. names of speakers
2. titles of papers
3. abstracts of papers

One week to go!

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Call for conference papers, EABS, Lincoln, July 26th-30th 2009

The Biblical World and its Reception

W. John Lyons (


This seminar aims to provide a forum in which participants can engage in the theoretical issues pertaining to the reception of the 'biblical world' throughout the last 2500 years and/or present specific examples of how biblical and chronologically related texts have been appropriated within later cultural, political and artistic contexts. Insights drawn from a wide range of range of disciplines are encouraged and the reception history of any relevant text from the biblical period will be considered suitable material for presentation and discussion.

Agenda for 2009

Following its successful first meeting in Lisbon in 2008, the seminar will be looking to organise two sessions in Lincoln 2009. The first session will consist of invited papers on the reception history of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The second session will be open - paper proposals should be submitted to the Chair - and will also include a closing discussion about the direction of the programme and possible future topics. Audience participation on the day is warmly invited, and short papers will be presented with an equivalent time provided for discussion.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Call for papers for the Bible and Music section, International SBL, Rome, Summer 2009

Meeting Begins: 30/6/2009
Meeting Ends: 4/7/2009

Call For Papers Opens: 15/9/2008
Call For Papers Closes: 31/1/2009

Requirements to Submit a Paper Proposal

Bible and Music

This program unit will include a session of papers devoted to the Bible and Popular Music and an open session for which papers concerned with any aspect of music in relation to Biblical Studies are invited.

Program Unit Chairs

William John Lyons (
James Crossley (

To propose a paper for this program unit, click here.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

The wait is nearly over.... Or is it?

Roland announces the nearly end of the first Quest for NT Wrong.

Much has been learned, some of it useful, most of it complete rubbish. Technology has proved less than conclusive, though no DNA has yet been tested and Roland has so far refused to let Her Majesty's GCHQ get involved.

All the speculation about the fullness of Wrong's humanity seems strangely familiar as does his tendency to appear all over the globe to diverse audiences, all of whom are beginning to develop their own mythologies about the good Bishop.

The use of logical arguments has been pretty flawless so far, but that surely can't last as we enter the final quarter of the game.... Oh sorry, went off topic there for a mo....bloody Crossley and his games.

And then we have the curse of NT Wrong. His name cannot be revealed because the death of the revealer will swiftly follow (Go on, Jim, tell us - you know you want to - it is a price I am willing for you to pay :)

Lyons, cunning type that he is, has laid a trap (but for whom?). Wrong has even more cunningly sprung said trap and now Lyons will be crushed by hoards of Wrong questers as he desperately tries to say one or two things about Johnny Cash in Boston. Or not. :)

Well, all very exciting and lots of material for the Second Quest which will begin when Lyons scrapes himself of the floor in Boston at precisely 6.28pm EST on Sunday 23rd November 2008 (Got to get your dates right for posterity, don't you know), and Chessie is left holding (and covetting big time) a single glass slipper, in which there is a single purple sock. With holes in it. And DNA.

Happy hunting, everybody!

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