Online Links to SBL International Presentations

Some audio recordings and handouts from presentations on
Greek & linguistics at the Society of Biblical Literature International
Meeting in London this past July that have recently become available online may
be of interest. Stephen Levinsohn, Steve Runge, & Margaret Sim, three of
the scheduled speakers for the thematic session on Discourse Markers for our
section at the Society Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Francisco this
coming November, were among the presenters. Links to audio recordings and
handouts as well as information on who to contact to obtain additional links
may be found at Steve Runge’s blog ( in the recent post

Runge’s post also contains information about the publication
of a Festschrift honoring Stephen Levinsohn.


Road Map for This Site

Right now the site contains mainly information that can be hunted down from the Society of Biblical Literature website ( However, this information is organized around & focused solely on the Biblical Greek Language & Linguistics section, including past session information (from 2004 to 2010), future session information (mainly program information for 2011), and preliminary abstracts for the 2011 sessions. We plan to post occasional updates and announcements on this site.

To gain immediate access to session info for the Biblical Greek Language & Linguistics section for 2011, please click on Future Meetings on the top right corner of this page (or click on the following url: Note also that SBL has already made the entire preliminary SBL online program book live at

Starting with 2011, we are strongly encouraging all presenters to make available on our website any content from their presentations at BGL&L sessions that they are willing to make public for distribution. This information can be submitted both before & after presentation at SBL. This content can be extended abstracts/summaries (beyond what has previously been submitted to the SBL program book), handouts, PowerPoint presentations, links to online content from presenters’ own websites/blogs, etc., up to & including full papers. If a version of a past presentation becomes published, we would also accept & post relevant bibliographic information. The goal of this new recommendation is to promote greater scholarly interaction with & access to the work presented at the sessions of the Biblical Greek Language & Linguistics section of SBL. How successful this new recommendation turns out to be depends on presenter response. Any material presenters make available through this site will come strictly from a voluntary labor of love on their part. It is not a requirement for acceptance of paper proposals for the Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics section of SBL.

In addition, if you wish to gain access to papers from previous years, we encourage you to contact past presenters directly. The information on BGL&L sessions from past SBL meetings (please click on Past Meetings on the top right corner of this page or click on the following url: should facilitate this. For SBL members, their contact information should be readily available. (To join SBL, please see After locating the presenter’s name from this page, all you would need to do is to look up his or her e-mail contact information from the SBL member directory (Note: SBL membership & log in is required to access the SBL member directory.)

Informational Purpose

The Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics (BGL&L) Section is part of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). This section aims to promote and discuss ongoing research into biblical Greek language and linguistics, covering the Septuagint and particularly the New Testament.

We meet once a year as part of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (which typical meets every November, from Saturday to Tuesday before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.). According to the SBL website:

The SBL Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of biblical scholars in the world. Each meeting showcases the latest in biblical research, fosters collegial contacts, advances research, and focuses on issues of the profession.

One of the world’s largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies is on display at the congress. At this meeting, scholars benefit from sessions on religion, philosophy, ethics, and diverse religious traditions.

This site has an informational purpose. While it provides some information from past meetings, it will mainly serve to post announcements about future meetings of the Section at SBL and provide details of the papers to be presented.