Hayden Lectureship

The Hayden Lectures are named in honor of Edwin V. Hayden, a prolific minister, writer, teacher, editor, husband, and father. In addition to 18 years in vocational ministry, Mr. Hayden served as editor of the Christian Standard until 1977. The Hayden children include Marshall Hayden, Nadyne Renner, and Linda Lawson.

Lectures on the Book of Jonah

Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, 2022


Steven L. McKenzie

Steven L. (Steve) McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. His research and teaching interests include: the history of ancient Israel, the literature of the Hebrew Bible, Hebrew language and grammar, the Dead Sea Scrolls, methods of biblical interpretation, and archaeology. He is a past president of the board of governors of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis. He worked for ten years with the Middle East Travel Seminar leading academic tours of Syria, Jordan, the Sinai, Israel, and Greece each summer. He founded (with Richard D. Nelson) the Deuteronomistic History Section at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting and has served on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. From 2010-2019 he was associate editor of Vetus Testamentum. He has appeared on the Discovery and History channels and in radio interviews as a consultant on King David and on reading and interpreting the Bible. From 2015-2021 he was a main Old Testament/Hebrew Bible editor for The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Brill). His current projects include serving as HB/OT editor for the Oxford Bible Commentary series, HB/OT editor of the Harper Collins Study Bible, editor of the Oxford King James Annotated Bible, co-editing (with Matthieu Richelle) the Oxford Handbook on the Books of Kings, and co-writing (with Rhiannon Graybill and John Kaltner) the commentary on the book of Jonah for the Anchor Bible.


October 17, 2022
7:00 p.m. Jonah’s Psalm
October 18, 2022
10:30 a.m.New Approaches to Old Problems in the Study of Jonah
4:00 p.m.What Shall We Do with an Errant Sailor? Lessons from Jonah for Today

All lectures will be held at Hopwood Memorial Christian Church.

To RSVP for the lecture lunch, please email David Kiger.

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