Myers inducted into Society for the Study of the New Testament

Dr. Alicia Myers, associate professor of New Testament and Greek, was elected to full membership in the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Society for the Study of the New Testament (SNTS).

Founded in 1939 for the furtherance of New Testament studies internationally, SNTS is often recognized as the premiere international society for the critical study of the New Testament. Its journal, New Testament Studies, is published by Cambridge University Press.

“Dr. Alicia Myers is to be congratulated on this singular accomplishment,” said Mikeal Parsons, professor of religion at Baylor University. “Election to SNTS is one of the greatest honors a New Testament scholar can receive. It signals that renowned NT scholars from around the globe have evaluated Dr. Myers published work and deemed it to be at the highest level in the discipline in terms of quality and quantity.”

Myers was nominated by two current members of SNTS. Criteria for election include “evidence of a high standard of scholarship across more than one major topic or specialism related to the New Testament” with multiple publications that “make a distinct contribution to knowledge in the discipline.” 

“We are proud and delighted, but not at all surprised, that Dr. Myers has been elected to SNTS,” said Divinity School Dean Andy Wakefield. “Not only is she a superb scholar who is making a significant impact in the academy, but also she is a winsome and effective professor and a key contributor to the work of the Divinity School.”

In addition to numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, Myers is the author of Blessed Among Women? Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament (2017), Characterizing Jesus: A Rhetorical Analysis on the Fourth Gospel’s Use of Scripture in Its Presentation of Jesus (2012) and Abiding Words: The Use of Scripturein the Gospel of John (co-editor, 2015). Her forthcoming commentary on the Gospel and Letters of John will be published later this year in the Reading the New Testament Series by Smyth & Helwys.

Myers will be featured on Rhymes With Orange podcast next month, discussing her journey to Campbell University and her interest in motherhood and roles of women in biblical culture.