Migration in biblical times and today will be one theme of the 2021 Edmund Janzen Lectureship in Biblical Studies at Fresno Pacific University.

Scholar Safwat Marzouk, Ph.D., will speak at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2021. The title of his presentation will be “The Role of Migration, Empathy and Power in Transforming Conflict Role of in the Joseph Story.” Register for this free virtual event at fpu.edu/janzen-lectureship-2021

Marzouk is associate professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, IN. He has pastored as an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Egypt, while finishing his doctoral studies in the United States. Marzouk is the author of Egypt as a Monster in the Book of Ezekiel and Intercultural Church: A Biblical Vision in the Age of Migration.

The Edmund Janzen Lectureship in Biblical Studies promotes careful scholarship in biblical interpretation as well as the witness of the Christian church. The lectures are intended for university faculty and students, pastors and lay leaders and are made possible each spring through an endowment established in 2005 to honor the 35 years Edmund Janzen served Fresno Pacific University as president and faculty member.

To support the endowment, contact the FPU Advancement Office, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Box 2007, Fresno, CA 93702. More information is available at 559-453-2080, by email at giving@fresno.edu or online at fresno.edu/give/giving-opportunities.

The Biblical & Religious Studies Division (BRS) of the School of Humanities, Religion & Social Sciences prepares students for a life of service to God and the needs of the world through programs in biblical and theological studies, contemporary Christian ministries, intercultural studies and Christian ministry leadership as well as general education courses.




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