Welcome

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.


 

Annual Meeting 2017
Boston


 

Scripture and Doctrine Seminar (SADS)

11/17/2017
1:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Room: Back Bay C (Second Level) - Sheraton Boston Hotel (SB)

The Scripture and Doctrine Seminar (SADS) focuses on the intersection of Scripture and Doctrine. It explores how Scripture leads to the formulation of doctrine and how doctrine illuminates our reading of the Bible. For further information, click here to go to the SADS page under "Research Groups."


 

IBR Research Groups

11/17/2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

IBR is delighted to facilitate the research of our membership by providing space and promotion of research groups created by members of IBR. We are very pleased that fourteen such research groups have been created. Click here to go to our "Research Groups" page and view their programs for our Annual Meeting. Anyone is welcome at these sessions and if you would like to join one of these groups feel free to contact the scholars listed with each group.


 

IBR Member Registration

11/17/2017
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Room: America South & Center (Fourth Level) - Westin Copley Place Hotel (WCP)

*IBR will be placing an IBR membership sticker on the SBL name badge of active IBR members. IBR members are encouraged to arrive early and get their SBL name badges in advance.


 

Institute for Biblical Research Annual Lecture

11/17/2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room: America South & Center (Fourth Level) - Westin Copley Place Hotel (WCP)

Tremper Longman, Westmont College, Welcome (10 min)

M. Daniel Carroll R., Wheaton College (Illinois), Scripture Reading and Prayer (5 min)

Mark Boda, McMaster Divinity College, Introduction (5 min)

Annual Lecture delivered by John Walton, Wheaton College (Illinois)

Understanding Torah: Ancient Legal Text, Covenant Stipulation, and Christian Scripture
(40 min)

Myrto Theocharous, Greek Bible College, Athens, Respondent (10 min)

Bruce Wells, Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA), Respondent (10 min)

Discussion (20 min)

Presentation by Baker Academic and Brazos Press
The IBR Reception follows the Annual Lecture and is sponsored by Baker Academic and Brazos Press


 

Annual Reception Sponsored by Baker Academic and Brazos Press

11/17/2017
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Room: America North (Fourth Level) - Westin Copley Place Hotel (WCP)

The Annual Reception, following the IBR Annual Lecture, is generously sponsored by Baker Academic and Brazos Press.


 

IBR Breakfast for Women Scholars

11/18/2017
7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Room: 312 (Third Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

For further information contact Beth Stovell (BStovell@ambrose.edu). RSVP required to attend.


 

IBR Ethnic Minority Breakfast

11/18/2017
7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Room: 313 (Third Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

IBR is pleased to offer an Ethnic Minority Breakfast for the third year in a row. Members and potential members of ethnic minority background are invited for a continental breakfast, time of sharing and networking. This year our speakers will be Bo Lim, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University and Zondervan Academic. For further information and rsvp, contact Danny Carroll (danny.carroll@wheaton.edu) or Milton Eng (miltoneng@verizon.net).


 

IBR Unscripted

11/18/2017
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 210 (Second Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

This session of the IBR annual meeting offers Biblical Scholars from throughout the academy the opportunity to present their new and innovative ideas in an engaging forum inspired by the famous TED talks. Scholars will speak without notes and are encouraged to use a variety of media to help the audience interact with their ideas. A generous discussion time will follow each presentation.

Mark J. Boda, McMaster Divinity College, Presiding

David T. Lamb, Biblical Theological Seminary

Still Blaming the Victim? David’s Rape of Bathsheba (17 min)

Discussion (17 min)

Break (17 min)

Holly Beers, Westmont College

When Historical-Critical and Literary Readings Collide: What We Learn about the Servant and the Servants from Isaiah and Luke-Acts (17 min)

Discussion (17 min)

Break (17 min)

Roy E. Ciampa, Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at the American Bible Society

Biblical Authors and Biblical Scholars as Activist Translators (17 min)

Discussion (17 min)


 

Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar (SAHS)

11/18/2017
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 306 (Third Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

The Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar (SAHS) works to facilitate a renewal of biblical interpretation in the academy that will help reopen the Book for our cultures. It does so from an academic, ecumenical, interdisciplinary, communal, and Christian foundation. For further information, click here to go to the SAHS page under "Research Groups."


 

Worship Service

11/19/2017
7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Room: Constitution Ballroom (Second Level) - Sheraton Boston Hotel (SB)

This worship service is sponsored by the Institute of Biblical Research.

Tremper Longman, Westmont College, Introduction

Wendy Porter, McMaster Divinity College, Worship

Lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures

Lesson from the New Testament

Richard Hess, Denver Seminary, Introduction

Sandra Richter, Westmont College

Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12: “Two Are Better Than One”


 

IBR Research Group - Scripture in Global Context: Theology

11/19/2017
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: 111 (Plaza Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

As Christianity continues to expand in the global South and East, demand has grown for thoughtful theological analysis that addresses the concerns of the majority of Christians. This study group aims to harness this promising moment by addressing both classical and non-traditional theological loci through engagement with the best resources from non-Western Christianity, bringing them into dialog with each other and Western thought. The theme this year is Eschatology. For further information, click here to go to our page under "Research Groups."


 

IBR Research Group - Scripture in Global Context: Biblical Studies

11/19/2017
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: 111 (Plaza Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

As Christianity continues to expand in the global South and East, demand has grown for thoughtful theological analysis that addresses the concerns of the majority of Christians. This study group aims to harness this promising moment by addressing both classical and non-traditional theological loci through engagement with the best resources from non-Western Christianity, bringing them into dialog with each other and Western thought. The theme this year is Eschatology, For further information, click here to go to our page under "Research Groups."


 

Scripture and Church Seminar (SACS)

11/19/2017
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 103 (Plaza Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

The Scripture and Church Seminar (SACS) is a new seminar that will explore the interface between Scripture and the church, covering the terrain that is normally referred to as Practical Theology. For further information, click here to go to the SACS page under "Research Groups."

 

 

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Elmer Mar­tens  (1930-2016)