From the biblioblogosphere there are some interesting SBL papers around the corner:
Sean the Baptist will be Re-reading the Great Commission (Matthew 28.16-20) in Imperial Context, engaging postcolonial readings of the text and offering an alternative.
Rick Brannan is going after Modifiers in the Pastoral Epistles, examining word group usage data in comparing the Paulines and Pastorals.
Stephen Carlson has two papers, one The Nineteenth-Century Exemplar of “Archaic Mark” (MS 2427), the other Luke’s Panel Technique for “Orderly” Narration.
Michael Bird will answer Who Comes from the East and the West? Luke 13.28-29/Matt 8.11-12 and the Historical Jesus, engaging (and disagreeing with) Dale Allison’s argument that Jesus was referring to Jews in the Diaspora rather than Gentiles.
And as we all know, Mark Goodacre will present some of the material from his current blog series and explain why he thinks many of Paul’s Galatian converts were Already Circumcised when the letter was written.
UPDATE: Chris Heard will tell us What the Mob Wants Lot to Do in Genesis 19:9 — is it “stand back” or “come closer”? — and he’s also going to talk about that atrocious Jay-and-Silent-Bob movie Dogma.
Danny Zacharias thinks The Influence of Old Greek Daniel 7:13-14 on Matthew’s “Son of Man” is significant.
And Jim Davila is presenting two papers, one Scripture as Prophetically Revealed Writing, the other The Hekhalot Literature and the Ancient Jewish Apocalypses.