These are the books I came away from SBL 2009 with:
Hermann Gunkel, Genesis (Mercer). (I got this for $15!!! It sells for upwards of $60 new. Thanks Mercer!).
Freebies (from publishers, professors, and friends):
Brian Webster, The Cambridge Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (Thanks Mike W!).
Laurence Turner, Genesis. Readings Commentary (Sheffield Phoenix; thanks Dr. Turner!).
Mike Bird, Crossing Over Sea and Land: Jewish Missionary Activity in the Second Temple Period (Hendrickson; thanks Bobby K!).
In the Mail:
I also returned home from SBL to find I had received my copy of James Barr’s The Concept of Biblical Theology. So far Barr is quite the deconstructionist . . . it is a shame he passed away before he could finish his more constructive piece.