2019 Biblical Languages Colloquium, March 29
Asbury Theological Seminary’s Eta Beta Rho and Gamma Rho Kappa host the 2019 Biblical Languages Colloquium, titled “The Old Testament is Alive!” on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Speakers include Dr. Brent A. Strawn, William Ragsdale Cannon Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, and Dr. Ben Witherington III, Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Seminary. This year’s topic explores the role of biblical language and literacy within the life of the Church.
The colloquium fulfills the honor societies’ mission to foster an appreciation for biblical language, literature and culture, as well as insight into the ways a scholar and minister utilizes biblical languages in ministry.
The event is free and open to the public. All pre-registrants are entered for a chance to win a free copy of Dr. Strawn’s book “The Old Testament is Dying: A diagnosis and Recommended Treatment.” Register at asbury.to/BibLang
The Rev. Dr. Brent A. Strawn joined the Candler faculty in 2001. He previously taught at Rutgers University and Asbury Theological Seminary, held a visiting lecturer position at Princeton Theological Seminary and taught as a visiting professor at Columbia Theological Seminary. Strawn conducts research in ancient Near Eastern iconography, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Israelite religion, legal traditions of the Old Testament, and Old Testament theology. Within the Old Testament proper, he works in the Pentateuch and poetry, focusing especially on Deuteronomy, the Psalms, and theological exegesis.
Dr. Ben Witherington III joined the Asbury Seminary faculty in 1995. He is a prolific author, having written more than 60 books and six commentaries. Dr. Witherington has led numerous study tours through the lands of the Bible and is known for bringing the Bible to life through incisive historical and cultural analysis. He is a John Wesley Fellow for Life, a research fellow at Cambridge University and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, Society for the Study of the New Testament and the Institute for Biblical Research.
For more information regarding the event, contact Bradley Haggard, Eta Beta Rho Vice President, at email@example.com.