The 2019 Symposium of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies (OCABS), will be held March 8-9, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church, in St. Paul, MN. The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Miller, Ordinary Professor of Old Testament, School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America.
Building upon the success of OCABS's inaugural gathering, papers presented at the 2019 Symposium will be published in the Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies. Other presenters include the V. Rev. Dr. Paul Nadim Tarazi, Professor Emeritus, St. Vladimir's Seminary, Dr. Nicolae Roddy, Professor of Hebrew Bible-Old Testament, Creighton University, and Dr. Richard Benton and Fr. Marc Boulos, co-hosts of the Bible as Literature Podcast. A special episode of the Bible as Literature will be recorded live at the symposium.
OCABS is committed to empowering current and future generations of teachers and scholars already possessing a love for Scripture. This dynamic collaborative enterprise cannot help but benefit the lives of students and parishioners in a world in need of hearing the divine Word.
Donations will be used to cover travel expenses for presenters as well as Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday lunch for all who attend. Parishioners of St. Elizabeth are offering home-stays for OCABS participants who might otherwise prefer not to stay in a nearby hotel. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like this hospitality. You may wish to arrive Thursday, March 7, and stay through Sunday Liturgy, March 10.