Five faculty members and two Ph.D. students will represent Southwestern Seminary at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) in Denver, Colo., Nov. 17-20. Those participating in the meeting include:

Marcella Barbosa (Ph.D. student): “The Late Bronze Age-Iron Age I Transition at Gezer.”

Paul Hoskins (associate professor of New Testament): “A Neglected Allusion to Leviticus 4-5 in Jesus’ Words Concerning His Blood in Matthew 26:28.”

Donald Kim (assistant professor of Bible): “Korean Biblical Colloquium” (presiding); “National Association of Professors of Hebrew” (presiding).

Steven Ortiz (professor of archaeology and biblical backgrounds): “A Decade of Research at Tel Gezer: The Transformation of a Border City” (with Samuel Wolff); “Tandy Gezer Excavations: Research Design and Strategy”; “Archaeology of the Biblical World Section” (presiding).

Stephen Presley (associate professor of church history): “Context: Methodology and Taxonomy.”

Jim Wicker (professor of New Testament): “Show Me the Funny: Using Humorous Pictures to Teach Biblical Studies.”

Charissa Wilson (Ph.D. student): “Gezer in the Iron IIA: Solomonic and Ninth Century Remains.”

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