The ‘Rebranding’ of the ‘Hawarden Old Testament in the New Testament Conference’, and The 2023 Gathering

First, the ‘Hawarden Old Testament in the New Testament’ annual meeting is now known as the ‘Annual Seminar on the Jewish Scriptures in Earliest Christianity,’ (JSEC) so please make that correction in your records.

And second, Susan Docherty writes

Dear colleagues,

We write with an update on plans for the 2023 JSEC Seminar.

First, we intend to return to Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden for our next meeting, as the other possible venues that we approached either could not match their prices and flexibility or were unable to accommodate us on our preferred dates. We will revisit these venue options again before the 2024 seminar.

Second, unfortunately even Hawarden were not able to offer us the exact dates we requested, so we have had to shift them slightly from lunchtime on Friday 31st March to after breakfast on Sunday 2nd April 2023. We hope that will not inconvenience you all too greatly.

We will be in touch again in early autumn with a call for papers and any further updates, and, in the meantime, we hope that you all enjoy a very relaxing and productive summer.

All best wishes,

Susan and Dave

Professor Susan Docherty
Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism/Head of Theology
Newman University Birmingham

Conference Announcement: ‘The Staffe of the Christian Faith’ and the Making of the Belgic Confession

The year 2022 marks the fifth centenary of the birth of the reformer of the Netherlands, Guy de Bres. In this two-day conference we look back at his life and work on ‘The Staffe of the Christian Faith’ and the Making of the Belgic Confession.

Etc. All the information is here and the sign up page is here.

Review Panel Announcement

Joshua Scott announces on behalf of the Enoch Seminar

Reviews of the Enoch Seminar (RES) is pleased to present a virtual review of Meghan R. Henning’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury: Gender, Disability and the Invention of Damned Bodies in Early Christian Literature,’ from 10:00am-12:00pm EST on 12 July.

This review panel welcomes Henning for an introduction to her work, review presentations by Christy Cobb, Sarah Porter, Peter Hena, and Sonja Anderson, followed by an open dialogue among participants.

Join us on Zoom:

If that’s your interest, you’re invited.



The Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School will take place from August 30 – September 9, 2022. This year the school is being given online (via Zoom).

The school offers nine days of intensive teaching in Biblical Hebrew. Each weekday there will be three hours of teaching, delivered in two separate 90-minute sessions, between 11.30-15.30 (UK time).

The OBHSS corresponds to two full terms of intensive teaching for a full-time university student. It is open to students with or without experience in the language. For the former, it offers an opportunity to review and consolidate what they have previously learnt. For the latter, it will provide a strong foundation from which to begin formalized or private study of Biblical Hebrew.

The cost of the school is £280 per student for 27 hours of language instruction. The application form may be downloaded here:

The application closing date is Monday 25 July 2022. Places are limited. For queries and further information, please contact Dr Stephen L. Herring at

Celebrating Erhard Gerstenberger on his 90th Birthday

„Von guten Mächten wunderbar geborgen“: Ein Gespräch über Mystik und Gottesglauben

Prof. i.R. Dr. Dr. Erhard S. Gerstenberger zum 90. Geburtstag
Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2022
16:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Alte Universität, Raum 01006


Begrüßung: Christl M. Maier

Impulse zum Thema: Alexandra Grund-Wittenberg; Dietrich Korsch; Christoph Elsas; Gerhard Marcel Martin

Gespräch bei Kaffee und Kuchen


Am 20. Juni 2022 wird unser geschätzter Kollege Prof. i.R. Dr. Dr. Erhard S. Gerstenberger 90 Jahre alt.

Als Professor für Altes Testament an unserem Fach-bereich (1985–1997) hat er seine vielfältigen Erfah-rungen im Gemeindedienst in Wuppertal und Essen-Frohnhausen sowie in der akademischen Welt der Universität Heidelberg, der Yale Divinity School und der Lutherischen Hochschule in Saõ Leopoldo, Brasi-lien eingebracht. Seine wissenschaftliche Arbeit war stets von einem doppelten Blick geprägt: dem Blick auf die Welt der Bibel und auf die Lebenskontexte heutiger Rezipient:innen.

Als einer der ersten nahm er Inhalte der lateinamerikanischen Befreiungstheo-logie und der feministischen Theologie in sein Lehren und Forschen auf. Er setzte sich maßgeblich für die Förderung von Frauen ein, was u.a. zur Gründung des Hedwig-Jahnow-Forschungsprojekts (1990–2010), ei-ner Gruppe feministischer Exegetinnen in der Promo-tions- und Habilitationsphase, und in Marburg zur Be-setzung von Professuren mit Frauen führte. Nach dem Eintritt in den Ruhestand wandte er sich der Er-forschung sumerischer Hymnen zu und wurde 2014 im Fach Altorientalistik promoviert.

Zu seinem 90. Geburtstag hat er sich ein Gespräch über die Fundamente unseres Gottesglaubens im Schnittpunkt von rational-intellektueller und mysti-scher Theologie gewünscht.

Wir bitten um Anmeldung bis zum 15.06.2022 unter Angabe der Teilnahme in Präsenz oder per Video-stream (bitte E-Mail mitteilen) bei

Peter Wick (Bochum) On ‘Judas’

It was a SUPER interesting paper- Judas als Prophet wider Willen in Mt 27,1-10.  And just to add to the fun, Markus Barth’s daughter was in the gang and there was a good bit of chatter about the Barth family and its extent before the paper was delivered.

If you missed it… well, what can I say, you missed a great time.

Wick has a book coming next year from Brill.  Watch for it.

It’s Good to Be In Geneva

The two day conference on Covenant in the Bible, History and Theology has been super.  This morning Christophe Chalamet  gave a genius paper on ‘covenant and freedom’.

Every paper has been eye-opening.  A conference volume is planned.  When it comes out, you’ll wish to read it.

Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces: An International Conference

May 12-14th via Zoom, Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces: An International Conference

A collaborative effort between the CRRS and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Art, the conference brings together scholars from around the world to focus on this aspect of early modern artistic production.

Register and see the program here:

CBA Annual Meeting Registration is Open

Registration Open….

The 2022 CBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held July 30th – August 2nd as a hybrid at Santa Clara University and via Zoom.  The registration invitation was sent last month. The in person registration fee will be $150 (housing and meal plans are separate) and the virtual registration fee will be $75 until June 1st.  A $75 late fee will be added to each registration fee after June 2nd. In order to keep the registration fee affordable, CBA is absorbing a large part of the real cost of registration. In-person registration closes July 4th. Virtual registration closes July 24th.

When registering (for either in-person or virtual participation), you are encouraged to sign up for either a Continuing Seminar or Task Force. Since these are held simultaneously, please select only one. The the 31 Research Reports offered on Sunday and Monday are available to all registrants, but do not require advance sign up.

The link to register and more information about the AGM may be found by clicking here.

“The Covenant – Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives”

Online conference in English | May 9-10, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

  • 3:00 – 3:10 pm    Introduction
  • 3:10 – 4:00 pm    Susan Graham (Saint Peter’s University), “Irenaeus, the Covenants and the Economy of Salvation”
  • 4:00 – 4:50 pm    Charles Guth (Princeton Theological Seminary/UNIGE), “Karl Barth’s Critique of Federal Theology: A Reconsideration”
  • 4:50 – 5:10 pm     Break
  • 5:10 – 6:00 pm    Martin Kavka (Florida State University), “The Meaning of History According to the Covenant”

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • 3:00 – 3:50 pm    Christophe Chalamet (UNIGE), “Bound to be Free? Remarks on Covenant and Freedom”
  • 3:50 – 4:40 pm    Sarah Stewart-Kroeker (UNIGE), “Covenant and Sacrifice”
  • 4:40 – 5:00 pm    Break
  • 5:00 – 5:50 pm    Toni Alimi (Cornell University), “Promises’ Limits, Covenant’s Promise”
  • 5:50 – 6:40 pm    Fadi Daou (UNIGE) “The Covenant, a Promising Paradigm for Religious Pluralism”

Organization: Charles Guth and Christophe Chalamet for the Institut romand de systématique et d’éthique (IRSE), Theological Faculty at the University of Geneva. Registration is free and open to all. To register and for more information, please contact Elio Jaillet,

The Final Meeter Center Reformation Conversation of the Semester

Via Karin Maag

To close out our spring lineup of Reformation Conversations hosted by the Meeter Center, we welcome Professor Ward Holder (Saint Anselm College) as our presenter on Thursday, May 19, starting at 1 PM. Dr. Holder will be speaking about the main themes of his forthcoming book, Calvin and the Christian Tradition: Scripture, Memory, and the Western Mind, due to be published by Cambridge University Press in July 2022. Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating conversation! Here is the link to sign up. We’ll send out the Zoom link a couple of days before the event.