MDC is proud to announce our faculty, students, and alumni presenting at the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and American Academy of Religion (AAR) this year. Because of COVID-19, these meetings will be taking place virtually.

ETS 72nd Annual Meeting: Christianity and Islam
November 16 – 20, 2020

Pastoral Epistles | November 16, 1:30 – 2:25 PM

Stanley Porter, President and Dean
Arguments For and Against Pauline Authorship of the Pastoral Epistles

Old Testament: Psalms and Wisdom Literature | November 16, 8:30 – 9:25 PM
Daniel Kim (PhD student)
How Parental Teaching in Prov. 1–9 Uses the OT Canon In Light of Culler’s Presupposition Theory

New Testament: General Studies | November 17, 2:30 – 3:25 PM
Zachary Dawson (PhD student)
The Theological Consequences of Q in Light of Recent Synoptic Gospel Research

Church History: Mission to Muslims | November 18, 6:30 – 7:25 PM
Gordon Heath, Professor of Christian History
‘The accursed partnership of Turk and Teuton’: American Churches and the Armenian Genocide

Johannine Literature | November 19, 5:30 – 6:25 PM
Tat Yu Lam (PhD ’20)
A Study of Johannine Σημεῖα in Light of the Tabernacle Σημεῖα Using John 4:46–54 as an Example

New Testament Greek Language and Exegesis | November 19, 2:30 – 3:25 PM
Ji Hoe Kim (PhD student)
Beyond the Paragraph: Using Cohesive Harmony for Grouping Paragraphs in James 1 as a Test Case

Old Testament Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books | November 19, 6:30 – 7:25 PM
Julie Dykes (PhD student)
Inverting Good and Evil: Thematic Chiasm in the Woes of Isaiah 5

Septuagint Studies | November 20, 8:30 – 9:25 AM
Jennifer Brown Jones (PhD ’20)
Paper title TBA

Models of God | November 20, 2:30 – 3:25 PM
Andrew Gabriel (PhD )
A Pentecostal Perspective on the Filioque Controversy

Evangelicals and Gender | November 20, 8:30 – 9:25 PM
Cynthia Long Westfall, Associate Professor of New Testament
Male and Female, One in Christ: Galatians 3:26–29

SBL & AAR 2020 Virtual Annual Meetings
November 29 – December 10, 2020

P30-306 International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies | Monday, November 30, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Claude E. Cox, Adjunct Professor
The Translator’s Commitment to Preserving Elements of the Linguistic Makeup of the Source Text in Old Greek Job

S1-303 SBL Biblical Hebrew Poetry Section | Tuesday, December 1, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Meghan D. Musy (PhD)
Hearing the Ascent: Exploring Voicing and Movement in the Psalms of the Ascents

S2-212 SBL Ritual in the Biblical World Section | Wednesday, December 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Goran Zivkovic (PhD student)
Exiles in the Homeland: Ritual Purification and (Re)construction of the Social Identity of Israel in Zechariah

P2-307 IBR Research Group – Biblical Violence | Wednesday, December 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Joel Barker (PhD)
“I Will Strike Them Down”: The Function of Threats of Divine Violence in Numbers: The Function of Threats of Divine Violence in Numbers

S7-102SBL Book of the Twelve Prophets Section | Thursday, December 3, 10:00am-12:00pm
Goran Zivkovic (PhD student)
Blending the Seemingly Unblendable: Purity in the Book of Malachi

S7-105 SBL Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible/Intertextuality in the New Testament | Monday, December 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
Respondent: Cynthia Long Westfall, Associate Professor of New Testament
Theme: Human Violence in the Hebrew Bible, Early Jewish Writings, and the New Testament

P7-207 IBR Theme: Emerging Scholarship in Biblical Studies | Monday, December 7, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Kevin Foth (PhD Student)
Toward a Poetics of the Righteous and the Wicked in the Psalms

S8-103 SBL Biblical Hebrew Poetry Section | Tuesday, December 8, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Presiding: Beth M. Stovell (PhD)
Theme: Blessing and Cursing in Ancient Hebrew Poetry and Beyond

S8-209 SBL Nature Imagery and Conceptions of Nature in the Bible Consultation | Tuesday, December 8, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Presiding: Mark J. Boda, Professor of Old Testament
Theme: Tree Images (in the Wild and in Agriculture): Themes and Functions

S8-301/A8-315 SBL Reading, Theory, and the Bible Section | Tuesday, December 8, 4:00pm-6:00pm
David J. Fuller (PhD)
Coding and Speech, Writing and Desire: Reading 2 Enoch with Deleuze and Guattari

S8-401 SBL Intertextuality in the New Testament Section | Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Xiaxia Xue (PhD)
Paul’s Concept of the Messiah in the Letter to the Romans: An Intertextual Analysis

P9-306 IBR Research Group – Isaiah and Intertextuality | Wednesday, December 9, 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
Beth M. Stovell (PhD)
Of King and Coal: Hearing and Hardening: Ezekiel’s Intertextual Use of Isaiah in Conceptualizing Divine Presence and Prophetic Call

Mark Boda, Professor of Old Testament
Isaiah in Zechariah: Assyria and Babylon in the Redemptive Plan for Zion 

S10-103 SBL Literature and History of the Persian Period Section | Thursday, December 10, 1:00am-12:00pm
David J. Fuller (PhD)
Finding a (Persian) Home for Habakkuk: Context and Criteria for Situating Prophecy

P10-304 IBR Research Group – Linguistics and the Biblical Text | Thursday, December 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm
David J. Fuller (PhD)
Cohesion as a Criterion for the Pragmatics of Biblical Hebrew Word Order: A New Proposal

A8-315/S8-301 Sacred Texts, Theory, and Theological Construction Unit and SBL Reading, Theory and the Bible Unit | Tuesday, December 8, 4:00pm-6:00pm
David J. Fuller (PhD)
Coding and Speech, Writing and Desire: Reading 2 Enoch with Deleuze and Guattari

A10-111 Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Unit | Thursday, December 10 11:00am-1:00pm
Lily An Kim (DPT Student)
Missing and Murdered Esther, Metis ‘Queen’ of the Munsee: Spiritual Mutism and Colonial Origins in North America

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