The Institute for Biblical Research (IBR) is an organization of evangelical Christian scholars with a vision to foster excellence in the pursuit of Biblical Studies. A fellow Pentateuch scholar and I have recently started a new research group on the Pentateuch and are accepting proposals for the 2018 annual meeting of IBR (at SBL). Proposals are due March 7!
The Institute for Biblical Research and the Pentateuch Group
The Institute for Biblical Research has been slowly expanding its range of research groups and I’m happy to announce that Michael Cox (PhD candidate, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and I have started a research group on the Pentateuch.
The Pentateuch research group provides a forum for scholarly interaction on the five books of Moses in areas that touch on historical background, diachronic and synchronic studies, and theological interpretation. We are especially interested in research that integrates any combination of these areas toward a better understanding of the Pentateuch itself or the role of the Pentateuch in Biblical Theology.
We are currently accepting proposals for papers to be presented at the 2018 annual meeting of IBR. In the future we hope to craft themed sessions, however, for this first year we are accepting proposals on any theme that matches our group description (see blockquote above). For the proposal process we will be following guidelines similar to those of SBL. All presenters must be Fellows or Associates of IBR. Those who have not yet presented at IBR or SBL should submit the paper to-be-read (20 minutes) before the proposal period ends on March 7, 2018. For those who have already presented, we ask that you submit a title and 500-word abstract.
Since our goal is to invite responses to papers we are asking all proposers to commit to submitting their full paper to-be-read by August 31. Papers must be 20 minutes (3,000 words).
Please see the IBR page for the Pentateuch research group to find out where to send your proposals or whom to contact for more information.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference this year! Please pass this on to other Pentateuch scholars to help make this a great discussion.