Department: Ancient/Modern Languages
Office: MO 402
Phone Extension: 2205
Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, 1980 (Ancient Near Eastern Studies)
M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary, 1969 (Biblical Studies)
B.A. Asbury College, 1966 (Major: History and English; Minor: Greek)
COURSES CURRENTLY BEING TAUGHT:
- Understanding the Old Testament
- Wisdom Literature
- History of Israel
- Christian Theology
- Beginning Hebrew
- Intermediate Hebrew
- Beginning Greek
OTHER COURSES TAUGHT AT ASBURY:
- Understanding the New Testament
- Major Prophets
- Ancient History
- Western Civilization I
- Beginning Greek
- Intermediate Greek
- Greek Exegesis
- Advanced Hebrew Readings
- Bible/Theology Senior Seminar
1. Book Reviews
Review of In the Beginning: Creation Myths from Ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, and Greece by O’Brien and Major. The Classical Bulletin 60 (1984): 104-6.
Review of Job 1-20 by D. J. A. Clines. The Asbury Theological Journal 46 (1991): 93- 95
2. Bible Translation and Commentary
Translation of Book of Judges in The Holy Bible: The New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982.
Introduction and Notes to Joshua, Judges, Ruth in The Wesley Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1990.
3. Other Publications
“Studies in the Juridical Texts from Ugarit.” Ph.D. diss., The Johns Hopkins University, 1980. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Mich.
“Joshua: He Resolved to Serve the Lord.” Decision (Minneapolis: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) 30, no. 6 (June 1989): 31- 33.
“Part V, Learning to Lead: Joshua.” Pages 191-94 in Shaped by God’s Love. Minneapolis: World Wide Publications, 1990
“Wisdom of the Bible” (seven lessons with commentary notes on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and James) in Illustrated Bible Life (March/April 2000). WordAction, Kansas City, Mo.
Job and the Problem of Suffering
New Research: “You Too Are Called of God”- Encouraging Women for Vocational Ministry
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Society of Biblical Literature
- Society of Biblical Archaeology
- Wesleyan Theological Society
- Christians for Biblical Equality
- Currently a Lilly Scholar researching the topic: “Encouraging Women for Vocational Ministry”
- Other research interests include:
- The Book of Job
- The Problem of Suffering
- The Trinity
- Creation and Creationism