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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dr. Michael J. Cook is serving as scholar-in-residence for the "Blackman Memorial Lecture Weekend," Temple Sinai in New Orleans, January 28-31; before that as Scholar-in-Residence, January 15-17, for the convocation of three Ohio synagogues: Temple Israel (Columbus), Congregation Beth Tikvah (Worthington) and Temple Beth Shalom (New Albany).




Beatrice Lawrence was published in "Method Matters: Essays on the Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David L. Petersen" (Edited by Joel M. LeMon and Kent Harold Richards).  Her essay is titled "Gender Analysis: Gender and Method in Biblical Studies."



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