The Center for Biblical Studies Book Award is a peer-reviewed prize honoring the best books in biblical studies in the categories of Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Theology.
The CBS Book Award is distinct from other awards in its biblical studies focus, evangelical ethos, and distinguished jurors. Criteria for nominations include quality of scholarship, contribution to the field, doctrinal fidelity, and service to the church. Panelists come from a variety of academic backgrounds and institutions. This year’s panelists include: Will Kynes, Jason DeRouchie, Tremper Longman, Greg Goswell, T. Desmond Alexander, and Andrew Abernethy (OT); Bob Yarbrough, Ben Gladd, Andreas Köstenberger, Daniel Gurtner, Patrick Schreiner, Scott Duvall, and Craig Keener (NT); and Danny Hays, T. Desmond Alexander, Jason DeRouchie, Ben Gladd, and Andreas Köstenberger (Biblical Theology).
Participating publishers who submitted nominations for books published in 2020 are Baker Academic, Baylor University Press, B&H Academic, Christian Focus, Crossway Books, Wm. B. Eerdmans, Oxford University Press, InterVarsity Academic, Kregel Academic, Lexham Press, Sheffield Phoenix Press, T&T Clark, Westminster John Knox, Wipf & Stock, SCS Press, and Zondervan Academic. Other participating publishers include Cambridge University Press, Walter De Gruyter, Hendrickson, Mohr Siebeck, and Peeters.
The finalists will be announced on January 29 (OT), February 5 (NT), and February 12 (BT) with winners in each category announced on February 19. The CBS Book of the Year 2020 will be announced on February 22. You can follow the Twitter feeds for CBS or Biblical Foundations for updates.
The Center for Biblical Studies would like to thank the following publishers for their participation in the 2020 CBS Book Award.