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Every autumn, one or more distinguished biblical scholars come to the Seminary to focus on current developments in biblical studies and the task of preaching. The Lund Memorial Scholarship was founded by Hugo A. Anderson in 1960 in memory of Dr. Nils W. Lund, dean and biblical scholar at the Seminary from 1922–1954.

The Lund Lectures take place in September, in the days before the Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture.

2019 Lund Lectures

September 25–26, 2019

Isaacson Chapel at North Park University (Campus Map)

This annual two-day lectureship is free and open to the public.


Old Testament Lund Lectures

Wednesday, September 25
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Dr. K. Lawson Younger, Jr.
Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Lecture 1 – “Context Matters!” (Part 1)
Lecture 2 – “Context Matters!” (Part 2)




New Testament Lund Lectures

Thursday, September 26
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Dr. Philip Alexander
Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University of Manchester

Lecture 1 – “The Hermeneutics of Hebrews”
Lecture 2 – “The Heavenly Tabernacle in Hebrews”




With questions, please contact Luke Palmerlee at (773) 244-5240 or lrpalmerlee@northpark.edu

Previous Lectures

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  • 2018: Dr. Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford, Carolyn Ward Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, McAfee School of Theology, and Dr. Seyoon Kim, Professor of New Testament, School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • 2017: Rev. Dr. Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and Dr. Grant Macaskill, Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis, King’s College, University of Aberdee
  • 2016: Dr. Susan Eastman, Associate Research Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School, and Dr. Iain Provan, Marshal Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College
  • 2015: Dr. Bo Lim, associate professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University, and Dr. Emerson Powery, professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College.
  • 2014: Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa, distinguished professor of New Testament at Baylor University, and Dr. Tremper Longman, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College
  • 2013: Dr. Paul Tribilco, professor of New Testament at Otago University, and Dr. M. Daniel Carroll Rodas, distinguished professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary.
  • 2012: Dr. Stephen Barton, reader in New Testament (retired) at Durham University, and Dr. Dennis T. Olson, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary
  • 2011:  Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker, professor of religion and W.W. Melton Chair at Baylor University, and Dr. Hugh G.M. Williamson, Religious Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford