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Convergence and Divergence: Responses to Involuntary Migration in Jeremiah and Ezekiel



25 June 2016




This conference is hosted jointly by the Nottingham Centre for Bible, Ethics & Theology (CBET) and the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS).

The conference will be held in Sheffield's newest facility, The Diamond, conveniently located a two minutes walk from the University tram stop, which leaves directly from the Sheffield train station. Parking is available in the area.

The Diamond
32 Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD


Full delegate rate - £20
Student delegate rate - £14
Lunch is included in the conference fee

Registration closed



Keynote address

Dr Mark Leuchter (Temple University, USA)

Further Contributions

  • Paul Joyce (King's College, London)
  • David Reimer (Edinburgh)
  • Hugh Williamson (Oxford)
  • Carly Crouch (Nottingham)
  • Madhavi Nevader (St Andrews)
  • Casey Strine (Sheffield)

Although there will not be a call for papers, the schedule includes three periods for extended discussion including those attending the conference. 

Full conference programme

Is this for you?

The prophetic books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel exhibit many similarities. 

From their historical setting around the final days before Jerusalem’s destruction and the deportation of its elite to Babylonia, to a large shared theological vocabulary, to a number of shared image-rich metaphors, these books have long invited scholars to explore their likenesses. And yet, the two books diverge sharply in their tone, their advice for how to live in Babylonia, and their vision for the future of YHWH’s people.

This conference brings together internationally recognized experts on these two books to explore areas of convergence and divergence, especially related to the experience of involuntary migration, in order to understand better these two books, the impact of the 6th century B.C.E. on Judah, and in turn its people.

You will enjoy this conference if you have an interest in:

  • Biblical studies
  • Hebrew studies
  • The Old Testament
  • Theology
  • Israel
  • Themes of exile
  • The book of Jeremiah
  • The book of Ezekiel
  • The Tanakh 

Conference essentials


The Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) host an exciting range of events and seminars throughout the year.

Lectures are given by internationally leading biblical scholars, University of Sheffield staff, and PhD and MA students.


About CBET

The Centre for Bible, Ethics & Theology (CBET) has grown out of a strong desire to combine research in biblical studies with work in philosophical and systematic theology, especially in ethics.

The centre enables biblical scholars to work alongside  philosophical and systematic theologians; it promotes the idea of the Bible as a text and a phenomenon which can and should be integrated into contemporary discussion, including theological discourse on belief and practice.




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