The Biblical Theology Study Group, from Monday 29 June to Wednesday 1 July 2020, will focus on the topic: ‘A Biblical Theology Perspective on the Nations’.
The group will be meeting at High Leigh Conference Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8SG.
From the table of nations in Genesis 10 to the image of the redeemed ‘from every tribe and language and people and nation’ in Revelation, nations occupy an important place in Scripture. God covenants with Abraham to make him the ‘father of many nations’. At Mount Sinai, God declares to the Israelites, ‘You shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine.’ The people of Israel come into conflict with nations as they take possession of the promised land. The prophets often deliver oracles addressed to specific nations. Jesus instructed his followers to ‘make disciples of all nations’. The Bible has much to say about nationhood and associated issues.
In light of the general conference theme of ‘Doing Theology in a World on the Move - Migration, Borders and Citizenship’, the 2020 Biblical Theology study group provides an opportunity to explore this important topic from a variety of different perspectives.
We are keen to have a range of innovative papers that will provide an opportunity for us, as a study group, to reflect upon and discuss how the concept of nations may be best approached through the discipline of Biblical Theology.
We welcome offers of papers from members of the Tyndale Fellowship and sympathetic non-members. We are especially keen to have papers from those who have recently completed their PhD, or are in the process of doing so. In the first instance, offers of papers should be made to the Chair of the Biblical Theology Study Group, Dr Desi Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers should be forwarded by 7 February 2020.