The Anglican of Association Biblical Scholars (AABS), an international association of biblical scholars who are affiliated with the churches of the Anglican Communion, including the Episcopal Church in the U.S., the Anglican Churches of Canada, Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and the Church of England supports biblical scholarship at all levels in the Anglican Communion. AABS is dedicated to fostering greater involvement of biblical scholars in the life of Anglican churches and to promoting the development of resources for biblical studies in Anglican theological education.
In keeping with this mission, the AABS awards an annual prize for the best paper in biblical exegesis written by a student attending a seminary of The Episcopal Church. The prize consists of $250 and two years of free membership in the AABS. It is awarded towards the end of the spring semester in May each year. The competition is judged in two stages. Students submit their papers to a designated member of your faculty who selects one paper from all the entries for submission to the AABS paper competition. From the submissions, an AABS committee of readers selects the winning paper and awards the prize. You will be notified in early May if your student paper has won the contest.
The AABS exegesis paper competition is now in its seventh year. The selection committee has been impressed with the quality of the work submitted in previous years, and we anticipate that the submissions this year will again reflect the excellent training in biblical exegesis available in Anglican seminaries. We anticipate that the contest will continue to raise awareness among Anglican clergy of the role of biblical scholarship in the life of the communion.