BYU NT Commentary Summer Seminar

We are accepting application for the second annual BYU New Testament Commentary Series Summer Seminar, to be held for the four weeks of July 5 to July 29, 2016, on BYU Campus, Provo, Utah. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2016. The seminar is open to graduate students and recent PhDs who have research interests in Latter-day Saint readings of the New Testament.

During this Seminar, participants will:

  • Consult together about recent New Testament scholarship
  • Read and comment on the volumes currently in progress, including Hebrews, Mark, and the Series Introduction
  • Work closely with the authors of these and other volumes

The planned schedule for the seminar is:

July 5–8 Hebrews
July 11–15 Series Introduction Volume
July 18–28 Mark

Work products that will result from this seminar will include:

  • Greek word studies
  • Textual, contextual, intertextual, and translation notes
  • Analytical commentaries on chapters or sections
  • Short excurses or methodological comments

The Seminar will culminate in a conference, where conference participants will be able to present material that they have produced during the seminar.

A stipend of $2000 and a modest housing subsidy of $400 for single or $600 for family housing will be paid. Ample housing is inexpensively available in Provo during the summer term.

If you have any questions or want to apply, please send an initial email to our group using the Contact Us form at and further instructions will be sent  to you. Plan to submit these materials:  A current CV; a writing sample relating to scripture research/ and a brief statement explaining your particular interests in this seminar and how you would hope to contribute to scholarly LDS work on the New Testament.


The New Testament Commentary Series Editorial Committee

Kent Brown
Richard D. Draper
Kaye Terry Hanson
Eric Huntsman
Michael D. Rhodes
Brent D. Schmidt
Andrew C. Skinner
Julie M. Smith
Gaye Strathearn
John W. Welch

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