Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-03-26

Old Testament scholar Douglas K. Stuart will present this year's Biblical Studies Lectures at Samford University April 15-17.

Dr. Stuart, professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Mass., will speak on the theme, "Old Testament Laws and Jesus' Teaching."

Sponsored by Samford's Beeson Divinity School, the series includes a sermon at 11 a.m. on April 15, and lectures at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 16, and at 11 a.m. on April 17. All sessions will be in A. Gerow Hodges Chapel, and are free and open to the public.

Stuart's specialties include Assyrian and Babylonian languages and literature, and the cultures of the ancient Near East. He has written nine books on Old Testament themes. He is a pastor as well as a professor, and is currently senior pastor of First Church Congregational of Boxford, Mass.

The Biblical Studies lecture series is one of three annual lectureships sponsored by Beeson.

For information on the upcoming lectures, check the website at or call (205) 726-2991.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.