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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.