Freed-Hardeman University’s Graduate Studies in Bible Program will host a graduate Bible research symposium Friday, Oct. 12, in Ayers Auditorium. The symposium will focus on the study of biblical manuscripts and textual criticism, according to Doug Burleson who is coordinating the event.
Dr. Daniel B. Wallace will present information on the significance of Codex Sinaiticus, which dates to the 4th century and is known as the world’s oldest Bible, as well as other topics. Wallace, a noted Greek scholar, is the senior New Testament editor of the NET Bible and coeditor of the NET-Nestle Greek-English diglot. He has been a consultant on four different Bible translations. “Dr. Wallace influences students across the country through his textbook on intermediate Greek grammar,” Burleson said.
In addition, Wallace is the founder of The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (csntm.org), an institute devoted to preserving Scripture by taking digital photographs of all known Greek New Testament manuscripts. Most recently his scholarship has begun to focus on the gospels of John and Mark and nascent Christology.
A $10 fee allows attendees to attend a luncheon featuring a question and answer session and a book signing by Wallace. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Burleson at email@example.com
or by visiting fhu.edu/gbrs
The symposium is funded as a part of the activities of the Gardner Chair. John and Rosemary Koppel Brown, university benefactors, have contributed funds for academic development and research in honor of former FHU President E. Claude Gardner. In addition to funding the symposium, a portion of the monies has been used to provide a reading room for graduate students in Bible and to purchase facsimiles of Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus. “We are so excited to make these available to our students,” Burleson said, noting that only 140 facsimiles of Codex Vaticanus exist.