Old Testament Conference Session with Revd Dr Niveen Sarras
1 December @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm GMT
This is the final session from the ‘Let Justice Roll’ conference held in collaboration with Christ at the Checkpoint earlier this year. Revd Dr Niveen Sarras and Dr Ashley Hibbard will examine Old Testament prophetic texts concerned with justice, and their application to Israeli settler colonialism and the oppression of Palestinians. Dr Brandon Hurlbert will serve as the respondent.
This event constitutes the final session of the 2023 Christ at the Checkpoint and Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence research conference, in which we will examine Old Testament prophetic texts concerned with justice, and their application to Israeli settler colonialism and the oppression of Palestinians.
Tickets are open to all and can be purchase via Eventbrite. Ticket holders will also have the access to the online sessions from ‘Let Justice Roll’.
£10 – general tickets
£5 – concessions (students, clergy, over 65s)
£1 – Global South
Ticket holders for the ‘Let Justice Roll’ conference should have received details via their email provided.
Dr Niveen Sarras
The Rev. Dr. Niveen Sarras is pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wausau in Wausau, Wis. She earned her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She was born and raised in Bethlehem, Palestine.
She published articles relating to violence in the Hebrew Bible, including “Daughter Zion Identifies with Syrian and Iraqi Women: a Reading in the Book of Lamentations,” Word and World, Jan. 2017.
In July 2018 she presented an article entitled “Refuting the Violent Image of God in Joshua 6-11,” at the Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y.
Dr Ashley Hibbard
Ashley is currently adjunct faculty at Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She has a BRE from Great Lakes Bible College (2010), an MDiv from Heritage Theological Seminary (2014), and a PhD in Theology from Trinity College/University of Aberdeen (2020). Her PhD dissertation was entitled, “Deep Calls to Deep: an investigation into a chain of intertextualities between some Genesis narratives and Deuteronomic laws.” Ashley is the lead editor of the Journal for the Study of Bible and Violence.
Dr Brandon Hurlbert
Brandon Hurlbert (Ph.D., Durham University) is a lecturer in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Durham University. His doctoral dissertation explored the possibilities of reading the book of Judges as Christian Scripture. He is a research associate at the Centre for the Study of the Bible and Violence and a co-host on the Two Cities Podcast. His other research interests include the Bible and Film and the reception history of the Bible.