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Biblical Studies

Recent Events

November 9, 2017 | Panel Discussion: “The Bible and Ethics in Christian Life: Race, Class, Gender, and Ecological Justice”

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November 15, 2017 | Lecture: “The Case of the Trafficked Princesses: Trauma Hermeneutics as Pedagogical Tool for Teaching on Gender-Based Violence”

Lecturer: Dr. Juliana Claassens ’01 PhD, professor of Old Testament, chair, Department of Old and New Testament, head of gender unit, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Faculty Recommended Commentaries

Recommending commentaries on biblical books is something like recommending restaurants in a large city. Possibilities are nearly endless and depend in large measure on one’s taste and interests. 

But given a commitment to excellent critical scholarship and interpretation that serves theological interpretation for the life of the church, here are a few recommendations. There are many more excellent options than can be listed here so none of these recommendations should be taken as necessarily excluding other candidates. 

Old & New Testament Commentaries

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”