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Conference Announcement: “Passion and Passover: Jesus and Temple”

Note: The following is a conference announcement that we’ve been asked to help publicize.

On Monday, March 30, there will be a conference entitled “Passion and Passover: Jesus and Temple.” It will be at BYU in the Hinckley Center main assembly room. Admission is free. We invite everyone to join us in this scholarly celebration of Passover and Easter. It is a presentation of the Academy for Temple Studies, co-sponsored by BYU Studies and the Religious Studies program at USU. The speakers are world-class scholars in Bible studies.

Jesus and Temple: Passion and Passover

8:45 Welcome, John W. Welch (Brigham Young University)

9:00 James H. Charlesworth (Princeton University), “Passion and Passover: Devotion and Worship in the Temple that Jesus Knew”

9:55-10:15 Panel Discussion and Audience Questions

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Dan Bahat (University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto), “Experiencing the Temple at Passover”

11:30-12:00 Panel Responses and Audience Questions

Lunch break

1:00-1:50 Gary Rendsburg (Rutgers University), “The Psalms as Hymns in the Jerusalem Temple—at Passover and throughout the Year”

1:50-2:00 Audience Questions

2:00-2:50 George Zervos (University of North Carolina, Wilmington), “New Light on an Early Jewish-Christian Temple Source”

2:50-3:00 Audience Questions

3:00-4:00 Concluding Comments by James H. Charlesworth, Panel Responses and Audience Questions

The event is free but we invite everyone to register at

Recommended Reading: All of the speakers have contributed to the book Jesus and Temple: Textual and Archeological Explorations, edited by James Charlesworth. We recommend reading the book before the conference in order to make the most of this opportunity to learn from these scholars. It is available on Amazon.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. Information about a parallel event at USU is available at

John W. Welch, BYU, editor in chief of BYU Studies
Phil Barlow, USU, Religious Studies Program
Academy for Temple Studies

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