The Institute for Biblical Research, Incorporated (IBR) is an organization of evangelical Christian scholars with specialties in Old and New Testament and in ancillary disciplines. Its vision is to foster excellence in the pursuit of Biblical Studies within a faith environment. The achievement of this goal is sought primarily by organizing annual conferences, conducting seminars and workshops, and by sponsoring academic publications in the various fields of biblical research. IBR's conferences, seminars and workshops are open to the public and its publications are available for purchase.


HaysThe Board of the IBR is pleased to announce that our 2018 Annual Lecturer will be Richard Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke University. He will speak on "Figural Exegesis and the Retrospective Re-cognition of Israel’s Story." Jeannine Brown of Bethel Seminary and Scot McKnight of Northern Seminary will be respondents.

Hays is internationally recognized for his work on the Gospels, the letters of Paul, and on New Testament ethics. His scholarly work has bridged the disciplines of biblical criticism and literary studies, exploring the innovative ways in which early Christian writers interpreted Israel’s Scripture. He has also consistently sought to demonstrate how close reading of the New Testament can inform the church’s theological reflection, proclamation, and ministry. His book The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation (1996) was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religious books of the twentieth century.



Elmer Mar­tens  (1930-2016)
Elmer Mar­tens  (1930-2016)