BYU NT Commentary Conference

An upcoming conference:

Second Annual Conference of the
BYU New Testament Commentary Project

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9:00a-4:00p
Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, 1060 HBLL, Brigham Young University

Maurine Proctor, conducting

Morning Session: The Gospel of Luke
9:00    Welcome and Conducting, Maurine Proctor
9:05    S. Kent Brown — “Jesus Tells It All in the Nazareth Synagogue”
9:35    Eric D. Huntsman — “Rebuking the Devil and Healing the Fallen: Jesus’ Miracles in Luke”
10:05    Stephen H. Webb, Wabash College — “Luke and Mormonism”
10:35    Q&A
10:45    Break
10:55    Julie M. Smith, Independent Scholar — “Reading between the Lines: Luke’s Omission of Mark 14:3–9”
11:25    Lincoln H. Blumell — “Jesus’ Bloody Sweat and Ancient Sources”
11:55    Philip L. Barlow, Utah State University — “Mormon Hermeneutics of Luke”
12:20    Response — S. Kent Brown
12:30    Lunch (no host; food available nearby in the Wilkinson Student Center)

Afternoon Session: The Book of Revelation
1:30    Welcome and Conducting, Maurine Proctor
1:35    Panel Discussion of The Revelation of John the Apostle
.        Moderator: John W. Welch
.        Panelists: Tod Harris, Brent J. Schmidt, Gaye Strathearn
.        Responses: Richard D. Draper, Michael D. Rhodes
2:45    Open Discussion
3:30    Conclude
3:30    Reception in room 1131 Harold B. Lee Library

We also announce a lecture on the next day: “Mormon Christianity:
What Other Christians Can Learn from the Latter-day Saints”

A lecture by author Stephen H. Webb, Wabash College
discussing his recently published book by this title, from Oxford University Press
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:00a-12:15p
Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, 1060 HBLL, Brigham Young University

11:00 Welcome and Introduction, by David L. Paulsen
11:10 Stephen H. Webb
11:45 Open Discussion
12:15 Conclude

You can reserve seats here. The meetings are free and open to the public.

7 comments for “BYU NT Commentary Conference

  1. Kevin Barney
    April 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Looks like fun. Good luck!

  2. Ben
    April 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    What is Maurine Proctor’s relevance to this conference? She’s introducing and conducting both sessions.

  3. Jennifer H.
    April 23, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Ben, Maurine was asked to be the MC this year. Last year the group invited Carole Mikita of KSL. Maurine’s an accomplished author, editor, and publisher. She is interested in this group’s academic work.

  4. April 23, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    So is Luke up next for translation/commentary? How do they decide?

  5. Jennifer H.
    April 24, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Abu, the Luke commentary (“The Testimony of Luke,” by S. Kent Brown) will be available as an e-book in a couple of weeks, just before the conference.
    Each member (or sometimes two, as a team) of the group is working on certain books. Richard Draper and Michael Rhodes wrote the Revelation book (“The Revelation of John the Apostle,” made available as an e-book in 2013), and I believe they are now working on 1 and 2 Corinthians and later will write on Hebrews. You can see more under each participant’s bio at, under About Us. Each book will be published as it is ready. Print editions are planned for the future.

  6. Jennifer H.
    April 24, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I should have added that Julie is writing on the Gospel of Mark.

  7. April 24, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Cool, thanks!

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