Emerging Scholarship on the Old Testament

  Conveners: Rick Hess      Email conveners

This group showcases cutting-edge scholarship from emerging Old Testament scholars sponsored by Fellows of the Institute for Biblical Research. All are welcome to attend. Summaries of the papers will be read at the session, leaving opportunity for discussion.

PhD Supervisors, Readers, and Examiners: Please consider nominating your best Ph.D. student or recent Ph.D. graduate (within 5 years of completion) for a presentation at our Emerging Scholars sessions on the Friday afternoon before the plenary IBR lecture. Even if you were not directly involved but know of a recent and outstanding PhD, you may nominate that person. If accepted, we ask that you be present at the Friday afternoon presentation of your nominee’s paper.

PhD students and recent graduates: Please consider contacting your supervisor about nominating you. It’s a great opportunity to present your work before a sympathetic-yet-critical audience and engage in serious dialogue with other scholars where your voice is heard. All are welcome, regardless of gender or ethnicity.

To maximize opportunity, we ask that former presenters not apply for second time and that you not apply to both OT/NT groups in the same year.

This group engages new presenters every year and so there is no theme each year. This year, we are combining our meeting with the Emerging Scholarship on the New Testament group.

  • Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary, Presiding
  • Ruth Anne Reese, Asbury Theological Seminary, Presiding
  • Guang Chen, Trinity International University
    A Cultic Understanding of Genesis 4:7 (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Abbie F. Mantor, Asbury Theological Seminary
    Caring for the Sufferers Among Us: Job 3 through the Lens of Classical Rhetoric and Modern Psychological Trauma Studies (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Kevin Foth, McMaster Divinity College
    Toward a Poetics of the Righteous and the Wicked in the Psalms (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Markus Nikkanen, Theological School of Finland
    Paul and the Concept of Covenant (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Johnathan Harris, Wheaton College
    Justice, Deliverance, and Life: Justification in Galatians and Its LXX Background in Light of Contemporary Metaphor Theory (9 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
This group will be meeting online December 7, 1pm-4pm
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Research Group for the IBR
This group will be meeting online
12/07/2020 01:00 PM
12/07/2020 04:00 PM
Emerging Scholarship on the Old Testament

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