Biblical Theology Research Group

This research group brings into conversation the various ways Biblical Theology has been conceived along with careful exegetical engagement with the text of Scripture. The aim of the group is to provide an ongoing forum for discussion and publication of exegetically driven interpretation of Scripture that recognizes the entire Bible as the ultimate context within which such exegesis is contextualized. Furthermore we seek exegetical exploration that is critically aware of the biblical-theological methodology, hermeneutical perspectives, and theological disciplines that support such interpretation. Studies that demonstrate careful and close reading of the text informed by the “whole-Bible” context of the various forms of Biblical Theology are welcome. For further information, please contact Darian Lockett ( or Stephen Presley (


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Room: Bonham B (3rd Level) - Grand Hyatt (GH)

Darian Lockett, Biola University, Presiding

Elmer Martens, Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary
Toward a Whole-Bible Theology: The Power and Promise of the Loss-Restoration paradigm in Jeremiah 32 (20 min)

Break (5 min)

Esau McCauley, Northeastern Seminary
Exile, Restoration, and the Inheritance of the Son: Jesus as Servant and Messiah in Galatians 1:4 (20 min)

Matthew Harmon, Grace Theological Seminary
When Return from Exile is more than a Return: Paul's Use of the Isaianic Exile and Return Motif in Galatians (20 min)

Discussion(35 min)

Break (5 min)

Stephen Presley, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Presiding

Business Meeting (15 min)