Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Audio: "What Does a Biblical Scholar Do?"

The Society of Biblical Literature has a new e-publication called "Teaching the Bible: an e-pub for high school teachers" (click here). It looks to provide a number of basic resources on biblical scholarship. This audio caught my attention: "What does a Bible scholar do?," by Moira Bucciarelli. Basically, she went to the last SBL meeting in Boston and asked a variety of professors about what they do for a living. Then she edited all together into a 5-minute MP-3 audio introduction to how a typical SBL attendee approaches the Bible. To download the mp3 from the SBL site, right-click here.


Blogger Gail D said...

Thank you for this terrific link! The monthly e-newsletter looks like a very promising resource, and I'm glad you are giving it a wider audience. I've often wished that the biblioblogs would devote more time to discussing what has worked best in teaching the Bible, so this newsletter is welcome indeed.

Sat Sep 05, 09:20:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Steve Wiggins said...

Thanks for the link! My candid response is that biblical scholars are often unemployed or working at MacDonalds. A glance at the SBL job postings this year will illustrate what I mean!

Tue Sep 22, 09:29:00 AM GMT-5  

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