Old Testament Theology of Prayer

The Old Testament Theology of Prayer research group will continue to explore Old Testament prayers and texts related to prayer to discern what these texts reveal about Israel’s covenant relationship with the God of Israel, and how such texts can speak to global Christian communities. Building on the foundations of the newly published book, Praying with Ancient Israel: Exploring the Theology of Prayer in the Old Testament (Camp and Longman, eds., ACU Press, 2015), and papers delivered in 2015, the 2016 session will focus on the prayers of kings and priests as theocratic officers.  Such related issues as non-verbal accompaniments to prayer, forms, and implied intentions are germane to the discussion. Looking forward, 2017 will be devoted to prayers of prophets as covenant mediators; 2018 will engage the recorded prayers of ordinary people, including the marginalized. For further information, contact Phillip Camp (phillip.camp@lipscomb.edu) and Elaine Phillips (Elaine.Phillips@gordon.edu).


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Crockett C (4th Level) - Grand Hyatt (GH)

Phillip Camp, Lipscomb University, Presiding

Elaine Phillips, Gordon College, Presiding

David Lamb, Biblical Theological Seminary
Changing the Mind of God: The Prayer and Tears of King Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:1-6) (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Brittany D. Kim, Northeastern Seminary
’We Do Not Know What We Should Do, But Our Eyes Are on You’: The Prayer of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:6–12 (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Break (5 min)

Kevin J. Youngblood, Harding University Main Campus
From Apex to Nadir: Ezra 9 and I Kings 8:22-53 in Canonical Conversation (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

General Discussion on Session