Thursday, November 11, 2021

Hebrews at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

Hebrews is getting some considerable attention at this year's annual meeting. Unfortunately two of the IBR sessions overlap, so I will only be able to attend one of them.
San Antonio, TX
November 20–23, 2021
Institute for Biblical Research
3:30 PM–5:30 PM
Marriott Rivercenter - Salon B
Theme: Research Group - Hebrews and the Pauline Tradition

This research group explores the relationship between Hebrews and the Pauline tradition. While Hebrews must be able to speak on its own terms, historical and canonical imperatives call for it to be read alongside Paul’s letters. This year, we invited papers that engaged with specific texts or themes in Hebrews and the Pauline Epistles.

For more information, visit the Research Groups tab under the IBR website (
Bryan R. Dyer, Baker Publishing Group, Presiding (5 min)
Cynthia Long Westfall, McMaster Divinity College
Am I Not an Apostle? Authorship and the Signs of an Apostle (30 min)

Madison N. Pierce, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
The Roles of Angels in Hebrews and the Pauline Corpus (30 min)
Amy L. B. Peeler, Wheaton College (Illinois)
Discipline of the Body (30 min)
Discussion (25 min)
Institute for Biblical Research
3:30 PM–5:30 PM
Marriott Rivercenter - Conference Room 6
Theme: Research Group - The Relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament

This study group explores various themes related to the nature of the relationship between the Old Testament and New Testament and their function as Christian Scripture  independently and intertextually. A scholarly approach is applied to both traditional and
trendy views.
This research group focuses on a variety of related issues such as, but not limited to: (1) the way in which the Old Testament prepares for the New and the New Testament appropriates the Old. (2) the use made of various Old Testament passages in the New, (3) the way in
which various New Testament writers interpret the Old, and (4) the way in which Christians have understood the unity of the Bible and the continuing relevance of the Old Testament.
Theme for 2021: Hebrews as a Guide for Understanding the OT

For more information, see
W. Creighton Marlowe, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Presiding (5 min)

Gareth L. Cockerill, Retired, Wesley Biblical Seminary
Sinai in the Letter to the Hebrews: God Speaks Today (20 min)
Dana M. Harris, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Hebrews as a Hermeneutical Lens on the Old Testament (20 min)
J. David Stark, Faulkner University
Productive Prejudgments in Hebrews’s Hermeneutic: A Method and Test Case (20 min)

Ardel B. Caneday, University of Northwestern - St. Paul
The Exegetical Significance of the Old Testament’s Silence in the Case of Melchizedek’s Ancestry and Progeny in Genesis 14 (20 min)
Discussion (25 min)
Business Meeting (10 min)
SBL Hebrews Section
4:00 PM–6:30 PM
San Antonio Convention Center - 217D (Meeting Room Level)

Madison Pierce, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Presiding
Benjamin Ribbens, Trinity Christian College
Union with Christ in Hebrews (30 min)
Paul S. Bebout, London School of Theology
Hebrews 2:9–13 and the Social Identity of the Children of God (30 min)
Josiah D. Hall, Baylor University
Placing Words into Jesus’s Mouth: The Exegetical Methodology of Hebrews 2:10–18 (30 min)
Jeffrey M. Dale, Baylor University
There Remains a Sabbatismos: Divine and Human Rest in Hebrews 3–4 in Light of Early Jewish Sabbath Discourse (30 min)
Marcus A. Mininger, Mid-America Reformed Seminary
Not Re-laying an Old Foundation: Neglected Evidence about the Temptation Facing Hebrews’s Audience and the Impossibility of Repentance in Heb 6:1–6 (30 min)
SBL Theological Interpretation of Scripture / Hebrews Section / Theological Interpretation of Scripture Seminar / Hebrews Section
1:00 PM–3:30 PM
Losoya Conference Center - Maverick
Theme: Theological Readings of Hebrews

Amy Peeler, Wheaton College (Illinois), Presiding (5 min)
David Moffitt, University of St. Andrews, Panelist (25 min)
Bryan Dyer, Baker Publishing Group, Panelist (25 min)
Katherine Sonderegger, Virginia Theological Seminary, Panelist (25 min)
Nicole Reibe, Loyola University Maryland, Panelist (25 min)
Amy Peeler, Wheaton College (Illinois), Respondent (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)
SBL Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section
4:00 PM–6:30 PM
Grand Hyatt - Presidio C (3rd Floor)

Julie M. Leyva, Duke University
Someone Has Testified Somewhere: Preaching the Nicene Creed from the Forgotten Book of Hebrews (30 min)
SBL Hebrews Section
4:00 PM–6:30 PM
Hilton Palacio Del Rio - La Condesa (Mezzanine)
Eric F. Mason, Judson University (Elgin, Illinois), Presiding
Kyu Seop Kim, Asia United Theological University
Intercessio Tacita: ἔγγυος in Hebrews 7:22 in Light of Ancient Legal Practices and Documentary Papyri (30 min)
Abeneazer G. Urga, Columbia International University
Christ Intercedes or Judges? An Examination of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s Rendering and Interpretation of ἐντυγχάνω in Romans 8:34 and Hebrews 7:25 (30 min)
Daniel Stevens, Museum of the Bible
Christ’s Body and the Shame-Faced God: Reading Christ’s Session in Hebrews with Melito and Theophylact (30 min)

Christy M. Anderson, Fresh Start Church
Critical Hook Culminating in Hebrews 10:9 Clarifies the Referent as Christ’s Physical Body Sown in Death, Not the Abolishing of an Eternal Covenant (30 min)

Michael Francis, John Brown University
Intentional and Unintentional Sin in Hebrews (30 min) 

SV22-122 virtual session
SBL Jewish Christianity / Christian Judaism Section
9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Virtual - Virtual
Theme: Rethinking the Didache, Didascalia Apostolorum, and Apostolic Constitutions

Andrew W. Higginbotham, Ivy Tech Community College - Lawrenceburg Riverfront
“Parting of the Prayers”: How Heb 11 and Didache 10 Inform the Development of the Apostolic Constitutions 7.32–33 and the Amidah (Shemoneh Esrei) (25 min)

Discussion (10 min)

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