International Conference on Archaeology 2015: Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible
(Jerusalem, June 2015)
Call for Abstracts: The scientific committee of the conference invites experts to submit abstracts on the conference topics. The list of topics is presented on the conference web-site: http://israelarcheology.org
More details on the conference are available on the site.
Read more: The Seventh North American Syriac Symposium (June 21-24, 2015)
Ellen B. Aitken - June 14, 2014
Please pray for the repose of Ellen B. Aitken, McGill University's Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, who died June 14 at the age of 53. An active member of CBA since 1999, Ellen served as an Associate Editor for Catholic Biblical Quartlerly. She held degrees from Harvard and the University of the South and was an ordained Anglican Church/ Episcopalian minister.
Credits: McGill University notice
Francis T. Gignac, S.J. - June 2, 2014
Please pray for the repose of Rev. Francis T. Gignac, S.J., who died during the night of Tuesday, June 3 at the age of 81. Frank became an active member of CBA in 1974. He was Chair of Board of Editors for the Revision of the New American Bible New Testament (1979-1987) and of the Board of Editors for the Revision of the Lectionary, National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1987-1989). Frank also was a member of the Board of Editors for the New American Bible Old Testament (Deuterocanonicals).
Frank entered the Society of Jesus on September 8, 1950, ordained on June 14, 1967, and took final vows on April 22, 1979. In 1968 Frank became professor of Biblical Theology at Fordham University until he was hired by The Catholic University of America in 1974 as professor of Biblical Greek and Biblical Studies. At CUA, Frank was the Chairman of the Biblical Studies Department from 1981-2003. He remained at CUA until he moved to Colombiere Center in 2013.
Outside of the classroom, Frank did Sunday supply work at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Laurel, Maryland, for almost 40 years and ran marathons. He completed 25 Marine Corps marathons; ran the Boston Marathon four times; and finished the Cherry Blossom 10-mile race in D.C. for 30 years.
Credits: The Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus Memoriam.
Read more: Recently Deceased Members
The Society of Biblical Literature is pleased to announce that its publications program will become SBL Press as of July 1, 2014. To see the official press release to libraries, retailers, distributors, and publishing and higher education partners, click here.
Please note: To search these notes, two steps are needed: first search for the Old Testament book, then for the particular verse (colon between chapter and verse). Be sure you are at the text you are searching for, because there are many cross-references in these notes. We hope to have soon a more sophisticated program provided by the USCCB.