The History of Biblical Interpretation group focuses on recovering and examining the work of past male and female biblical interpreters with the aim of better understanding the methodologies, themes, and historical trajectories in the interpretation of biblical texts. This year, our session will focus on the Bible in the Public Square. To facilitate our discussion, we invited paper submissions that explore how the Bible was used historically in debates about slavery, gender ideology, immigration, abortion, the relationship between Christians and government authorities, justification for war, etc. Presenters will give a 20-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion. For more information, contact Amanda W. Benckhuysen (at firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Marion Ann Taylor (at email@example.com).