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Guthrie to speak at West lectures

October 25, 2011 | Written by Sheila Owen


The Student Association of HST invites you to join us for the Annual W. B. West Lectures for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship, presented at HST by Dr. George Guthrie on Nov. 3-4, 2011.

Dr. Guthrie is the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and works closely with the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church.


Speaker: George H. Guthrie, professor of Bible at Union University

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 7pm-9:15pm (perhaps longer for Q/A)

Where: W.B. West Building Auditorium (on HST’s campus)

Schedule of Events:
-6:30pm-7:00pm Arrive
-7:00pm-7:45pm Lecture #1 “But We See Jesus”: Incarnation & the Tensions of Life (Hebrews 2:5-9)
-7:45pm-8:00pm Break
-8:00pm-8:45pm Lecture #2 “He Partook of the Same”: Incarnation & the Meaning of Life (Hebrews 2:10-18)
-8:45pm-9:15pm(?) Question and Answer

Please arrive early! There will be coffee, water, and cookies provided.

Email Student Association President Jr Sheets at with any questions.

About Dr. Guthrie: (

Dr. George Guthrie serves as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of  Bible at Union University in Jackson, TN.  As a student of the New Testament and Koine Greek, he is the author of numerous articles and seven books, including, The Structure of Hebrews: A Textlinguistic Analysis (Supplements to Novum Testamentum, 73.  Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1994; republished by Baker Books in 1998), Biblical Greek Exegesis (Co-authored with J. Scott Duvall, Zondervan), the NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews, and Illustrated Bible  Backgrounds Commentary: Hebrews.

Dr. Guthrie has participated in translation projects, such as the revision of The New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on the Holman Christian Standard Bible, the New Century Version, and the English Standard Version.  He has also served for five years as a co-chair of the Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics Section of SBL, has served on the Executive Committee of the Institute for Biblical Research, and has served on the editorial board for Sheffield’s JSNTS monograph series.

At Union University he has led in the establishment of, and serves as Senior Fellow in, the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church.  Dr. Guthrie holds both the Ph.D. and the M.Div. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


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