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June 25, 2019

Middleton Elected President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies

Dr. J. Richard Middleton, Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary, has been elected President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS), the oldest academic humanities society in Canada, founded in 1933.  

Dr. Middleton was elected vice president/president elect at the 2018 CSBS annual meeting at the University of Regina; he became President on June 1, 2019, during the annual meeting at the University of British Columbia. 

As president, Dr. Middleton will guide the CSBS executive committee in planning the 2020 annual meeting, along with supervising juried panels for various book awards, student paper awards, research travel grants, and an award for innovative use of technology in biblical studies. As outgoing president, he will give the Presidential Address on June 1, 2020.

CSBS provides a meeting place for those interested in all aspects of the academic study of the Bible (Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, New Testament) in its literary and historical context; this includes related fields, such as the ancient Near East, post-biblical Judaism, Hellenistic religion and philosophy, archaeology, and Christian origins beyond the New Testament.