Reformation Bible Society


“The Reformation Text and the Septuagint”

The 2024 Reformation Bible Symposium, sponsored by the Reformation Bible Society, will meet at the Liberty Mountain Conference Center at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday, August 3, 2024 from 9 am to 5:00 pm.

Plenary addresses will include:

– What is the Septuagint Version? By Russell Fuller

– Did Early Christians Use the Septuagint? By Jeff Riddle

– What Was the Reformation-era Perspective? By David Kranendonk

– Why Does This Matter Today? By Christian McShaffrey

In addition to these four plenary lectures, six invited short papers will be presented and we are seeking at-large short paper proposals for presentation in concurrent panels during break-out sessions (cf. schedule).

Papers may address any issue related to the text and translation of the Bible from a Reformation Text perspective, but preference shall be given to proposals directly addressing the conference theme.

Suggested topics might include:

– The LXX and particular passages in the OT (e.g., Deut. 32:8; Psalm 145:13; etc.)

– The LXX and modern Bible translations (e.g., English Standard Version; etc.)

– The LXX and the books of the Apocrypha and/or Pseudepigrapha

– The LXX and passages in the NT (e.g., Matt. 1:23; Acts 15:15-16; Heb. 8:9; 10:5; etc.).

Conditions for the approval of papers include:

– Presenters should be in agreement with the doctrinal basis of the RBS (especially WCF/2LBCF 1:8).

– Papers should have a presentation length of a maximum of twenty minutes (about 12 double space pages).

– Papers should present new research; and the language should be English.

– Preference shall be given to presenters who hold a Ph.D., M.A., or M.Div. degree.

– Proposals should include a title for the paper, an abstract of 100-200 words, a brief biography of the presenter, and a short c.v. (1-2 pages).

Please send your proposal via email (including the abstract and c.v. as attachments) to the Executive Committee of the Reformation Bible Society: reformationbiblesociety[at]

The deadline to receive proposals is April 30, 2024.

Some papers presented may be printed in the publication of the 2024 Reformation Bible Symposium Papers if submitted, in full, by October 31, 2024.


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