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AABS Paper Competition

Announcing the winners of

The Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars
2011 Student Paper Competition

The winning papers of the fifth annual AABS student pater competition are as follows:

Jonathan Kanary, Nashotah House "Salt and Fire: An Exegesis of Mark 9:42-50" 

Martin Elfert, Church Divinity School of the Pacific "The Breaking of the Symbols of Permanence: Jeremiah's Sign-Acts as Theater and Liturgy"


We congratulate these students on their success, and we thank the other students who submitted paper for their excellent submissions. The papers above are the best of the best.

The papers were judged by a panel made up of members of the AABS board who were available and had no relationship to any of the students involved in the competition.

The nature of the competition was as follows:

"The Anglican of Association Biblical Scholars announces its fifth annual student paper competition. A prize of $250 and two years of free membership in the AABS will be awarded for the best paper in biblical exegesis written by a student attending a seminary of the ECUSA or AAC.

"Paper Specifications

·      The paper shall be a study of a biblical text or of a collection of texts or of a biblical theme or concept

·      Papers shall be between 2,500–5,000 words in length, including annotations.

·      Annotations and a list of works cited shall be formatted according to standards set by the Society of Biblical Literature manual of style. 

·      Papers shall be submitted in both electronic and printed format. The author’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and seminary affiliation shall appear typed on a cover sheet separate from the printed manuscript, and as the first page of the electronic file.  The author's name should not appear on the printed manuscript or be inserted as a running header in the electronic file.  The electronic version must be either a Microsoft Word, RTF, or Adobe PDF file. 

·      All submissions shall be made to the designated AABS seminary representative listed at the bottom of the page.  This representative will select no more than three papers from among the entries at each institution to submit to the final level of the competition.

·       The winning paper (in this case, papers) will be submitted for possible publication in St. Luke’s Journal of Theology." 

Readers of this web site are invited to look forward to the 2012 Student Paper Competition.