At present there is major divergence among scholars studying the composition of the Pentateuch. The Documentary Hypothesis as the former dominant theory is now being revised and criticized, and alternative approaches are suggested. For the conference “Exploring the Composition of the Pentateuch,” we have invited respected scholars to dialogue on how to approach the question of the composition of the Pentateuch. This conference has the promise of contributing to scholarship in general on this topic at a time when many scholars are groping for good answers.
Public lectures will occur from 5:00-7:30 pm on Sunday, March 25, and 7:00-9:00 pm on Monday, March 26. The conference is free to all attendees. Attendees are responsible for their own food, lodging, and transportation.
Information for the 2018 program and presentations will be available on the Digital Commons website.
Presenters for the 2016 conference included Richard E. Averbeck (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), John Bergsma (Franciscan University of Steubenville) Joshua Berman (Bar-Ilan University), Daniel I. Block (Wheaton College), Richard M. Davidson (Andrews University), Roy E. Gane (Andrews University), Duane A. Garrett (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), Richard S. Hess (Denver Seminary), James K. Hoffmeier (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), Benjamin Kilchör (Staatsunabhangige Theologische Hochschule Basel), Gerald A. Klingbeil (Andrews University, Adventist Review), Michael LeFebvre (Christ Church Reformed Presbyterian), and Jiří Moskala (Andrews University), as well as other Andrews University faculty and PhD students.
2018 Program: Coming soon
2016 Program: View program on Digital Commons
No registration is required.
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