The Seventh North American Syriac Symposium will be held at The Catholic University of America on June 21-24, 2015. Held every four years since 1991, the North American Syriac Symposium brings together university professors, graduate students, and scholars from the United States and Canada as well as from Europe, the Middle East, and India, in particular from the State of Kerala. The Symposium offers a unique opportunity for exchange and discussion on a wide variety of topics related to the language, literature, and cultural history of Syriac Christianity, which extends chronologically from the first centuries CE to the present day and geographically from Syriac Christianity's homeland in the Middle East to South India, China, and the worldwide diaspora.Read more: The Seventh North American Syriac Symposium (June 21-24, 2015)
Aelred Cody, O.S.B. - May 11, 2015
Please pray for the repose of Aelred Cody, O.S.B. who passed from this life at the age of 87.
Fr. Aelred became an active member of CBA in 1964 and was Associate Editor and General Editor of Catholic Biblical Quarterly from 1987-1992 and 1993-2000, respectively.
In 2003 the CBA members elected him as the association's Vice-President and then as President the following year. Fr. Aelred's distinguished career included an appointment as consultor to the Holy See for the opening session of the Mixed Study Commission of the Roman Catholic Church and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.
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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.
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.
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.