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OBU to Host Scribes and Scripture Event on Biblical History Oct. 26

October 25, 2021

OBU will host a special event for students with two of the top scholars on the history of the Bible. “Scribes and Scripture: A Conference on the History of the Bible” will take place Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. inside the Gathering Room on the lower level of the Geiger Center. Dr. Peter Gurry and Dr. John Meade of Phoenix Seminary’s Text and Canon Institute will deliver a set of talks on the canon of scripture and the history of the English Bible.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Following the two talks, Gurry and Meade will take questions from students on how we got the Bible. Phoenix Seminary will host a dinner following the event at 5:15 p.m. for anyone interested in talking about biblical studies and seminary training.

OBU has a special partnership with Phoenix Seminary, along with seven other seminaries, where OBU students may earn up to 27 hours credit toward a Master of Divinity while completing their bachelor’s degree at OBU. This equates to an entire year of graduate study completed during the undergraduate degree.

Gurry is assistant professor of New Testament and co-director of the Text and Canon Institute at Phoenix Seminary in Scottsdale, Arizona. He joined the faculty at Phoenix in 2017, teaching courses in Greek language and New Testament literature. He completed his undergraduate work at Moody Bible Institute, earned a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary then earned a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. His research interests range across the history and formation of the Bible, Greek grammar and the history of New Testament scholarship. He has presented his work at the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society and the British New Testament Conference.

Meade is associate professor of Old Testament, director of the Master of Theology program and co-director of the Text and Canon Institute at Phoenix Seminary. He has served at Phoenix since 2012, teaching courses in Hebrew language, Old Testament literature, Greek language and literature, and biblical theology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia International University. He then earned both a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His research interests include Origen’s Hexapla, the Septuagint, textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, the canon of Scripture and biblical theology. He has presented papers at scholarly meetings such as the Evangelical Theological Society, the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

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