Friday, January 24, 2014

Karen Jobes @ Covenant Seminary

Over the past three years, the upstart Theological Fellowship @ Covenant Seminary has hosted an amazing line-up of world-class scholars of varied fields.  The Theological Fellowship's Bantam Lecture Series has hosted since 2011: C. John Collins (OT, Science and Faith at Covenant Sem.), Nicholas Perrin (NT at Wheaton), Peter Martens (Patristics at St. Louis U), Robert Yarbrough (NT at Covenant Sem.); Esther Meek (Philosophy at Geneva College); Jimmy Agan (NT at Covenant Sem.).  It has been exciting to see the vision of this fellowship embraced by such accomplished scholars! 

However, today, I am excited to announce that in April, the Theological Fellowship @ Covenant Seminary will welcome Karen Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of NT Greek and Exegesis.  Karen has become a good friend of mine over the past five years, and I am overjoyed to see that she is willing to contribute to the theological conversation happening in this fellowship.   It is also quite an honor to host a scholar like Karen!

For those of you who are not familiar with Jobes' work (first, FOR SHAME! ha): Karen is an expert in Septuagintal studies and NT exegesis.  She has recently been publishing at a prolific pace in the area of the later NT, with best-selling books that include an intro to Hebrews and the General Epistles, a commentary on 1 Peter, and a soon-to-be best-selling commentary on 1-3 John.  However, she has also written with Moises Silva a standard in LXX introduction, and a commentary on Esther in the NIV Application series.

Karen will lecture at Covenant Seminary on April 4th on the topic of the Septuagint and its value in OT and NT biblical studies.  This is timely considering Law's book and its popularity (see our discussion on this book beginning here).  Karen's expertise in OT, LXX, and NT and her ability to speak to a ranging expertise will lend itself to very helpful lectures to a broad audience, lay to expert.  The lectures are free to the public.  

What a great opportunity to hear such a sought-after scholar speaking about a hot topic!

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