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The Institute for Biblical Research (IBR) is an organization of evangelical Christian scholars with specialties in Old and New Testament and in ancillary disciplines.

IBR’s 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.


2020 Annual Meeting

Boston, Massachusetts | November 21–24

IBR Annual Meeting in Boston, 2020

The Research Groups for our 2020 Annual Meeting have now posted the call for papers on their group pages. Learn more about how our research groups work.

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IBR Women Scholars’ Summer Writing Retreat

Hideaway logoIBR Women Fellows: Apply now to take advantage of a fully-funded writing retreat grant. The writing retreat is funded by the Imago Dei Fund and will cover travel, room and board for six days. June 14–19, 2020 at The Hideaway in Colorado Springs, CO.

The retreat will be led by Dr. Lynn Cohick and Dr. Beth Stovell. IBR women members who have a current individual writing project underway are encouraged to apply. The retreat will include reserved times for writing, times of prayer and worship, shared meals, and fellowship. A committee comprised of IBR members and board members (not including Lynn Cohick and Beth Stovell) will evaluate applications.

The application deadline has been extended to February 7, 2020 and applicants will receive notification of response by February 29, 2020. If you have any questions, you can contact Beth Stovell at bstovell@ambrose.edu.

For more information on IBR Women Initiatives, click here for a brochure.

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