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Tyndale House's The World of the Bible Conference, NI


A team from Tyndale House in Cambridge is coming to Lisburn for a day conference on 16th March.

The World of the Bible conference is a wonderful opportunity to go deeper into the content and background of Scripture. It’s open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Bible.

The three speakers from Tyndale House will be teasing out some threads that run through the Bible, digging into the cultural context of the Old Testament, and illuminating the genius of Jesus.

Tyndale House, Cambridge, is an international centre for research in the Bible, specialising in the languages, history and cultural context of the Bible, and a community of Christian Bible scholars from around the world. The Tyndale House academic team is engaged in research projects that further knowledge of the history, language, and context of the Bible.

Tony Watkins, Fellow for Public Engagement at Tyndale House, and one of the speakers, says, ‘A key part of what Tyndale House is about is bringing the biblical scholarship out of the library and putting it into the hands of the church. The World of the Bible day conference is one of the ways we are equipping people in churches in Northern Ireland to better understand the Bible. We are all very much looking forward to being in Lisburn in March.’ 

Many Christians wish they had a better understanding of Old Testament narratives. What kind of a world did Abraham live in, and what was his connection to the Amorites? Or why were the Assyrians such a threat to God’s people in the days of Hezekiah? Dr Caleb Howard, Research Fellow in Old Testament and Ancient Near East at Tyndale House, will dig into these parts of biblical history and reveal more of who the Amorites and Assyrians were.

Dr Peter J. Williams, Principal of Tyndale House, will close the day by sharing insights into Jesus’s astounding brilliance as a teacher. Jesus had a remarkable ability to address different audiences at the same time, weaving details of Old Testament narratives into his parables, and to both invite and rebuke his hearers. This is the subject of Peter’s latest book, The Surprising Genius of Jesus (Crossway, 2023). 

The World of the Bible is on Saturday 16th March, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at Maze Presbyterian Church, Lisburn. Tickets are £20 (£10 for students), but if you book before the end of February, you can get them at the early bird rate of £15 (£7.50 for students).

For more details and booking, visit tyndalehouse.com/explore/events/the-world-of-the-bible-lisburn

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