What is your educational background?
- B.A. Biblical Studies and BS Economics, Gordon College
- M.Div. (Master of Divinity) and M.A. Biblical Languages, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- Ph.D. Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge University
- Additional graduate studies: Harvard University and Hebrew University, Jerusalem
What are the main focuses of your research?
Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible; the ancient versions of the Hebrew Bible (Septuagint and Targums); the Pentateuch; and the Prophetic Books (currently Isaiah and Micah).
What specific courses or specialties do you teach?
In addition to HUMA core classes (Biblical Revelation and Speculative Mind), I teach Hebrew, Introduction to the Old Testament, the Book of Isaiah, the Book of Psalms, Evangelism and Discipleship, and World Religions.
What is the most important piece of advice you give your students to help them succeed?
Helen Keller once said, “A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” I often tell my students that a good education requires two interdependent skills: asking the right questions and thinking critically.
- Articles in Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer-Verlag).
- Introductions to “Genesis” and “Haggai” in NIV Proclamation Bible: Correctly Handling the Word of Truth (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2013).
- “The Biblical Texts of Isaiah at Qumran” in Bind Up the Testimony: Explorations in the Genesis of the Book of Isaiah (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2015).
- The Influence of Post-Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic on the Translator of Septuagint Isaiah (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017).
- A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Trusting the Old Testament (Ross-Shire, Scotland: Christian Focus, forthcoming).
Is there any additional personal experience you would like for us to share?
Prior to teaching at Grove City College, I taught at Gordon College and at Oak Hill College, a seminary in London, England.