2023 Emerging Scholars Fellows



CBA is pleased to announce its partnership with Verbum in assisting those enrolled in a doctoral program in the biblical field. When CBA launched the annual Emerging Scholars Fellowship in 2016, the award was limited to two fellows. With Verbum's contribution, the number has increased to four, and in addition to the previous awards, the fellows receive the Verbum Academic Professional Electronic Library and the opportunity to publish an electronic Verbum Edition of their completed work (pending a licensing agreement with their primary publisher.)


This year's four Emerging Scholars Fellows are Abigail Bodeau (Baylor University), Sharon Gutkowski (Villanova University), Noelle G. Johnson (University of Notre Dame), and Angela Zautcke (University of Notre Dame). During the 2023 Annual General Meeting held at Creighton University and via Zoom, the following papers will be presented by the fellows:

  • "A Response to Feminist Readings of Jael" by Abigail Bodeau
  • "Being and Becoming Dokimoi: An Analysis of 1 Corinthians 11:17-34" by Sharon Gutkowski
  • "Revisiting Sukkot and the Days of Millu'im" by Noelle G. Johnson
  • 'Vivid Description in Luke 5:1–11:: A Narratological and Rhetorical Study" by Angela Zautcke

The CBA is indebted to the Evaluators for their work: Michael P. Barber, Diedre A. Dempsey, Angela Kim Harkins, Meghan Henning, John Kaltner, Kevin B, McCruden, Ferdinand I. Okorie, C.M.F., Michael F. Patella, O.S.B., James B. Prothro, Christopher W.  Skinner, Malka Zeiger Simkovich, and Archie Wright.

Verbum Academic Discount

CBA members may avail themselves of a special academic discount from Verbum: at least 30% off Verbum packages and up to 50% off thousands of resources.

Register for the discount here:

For more information on the fellowship,