Ryan M. Armstrong

PhD Candidate | Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East)

Ryan M. Armstrong

Ryan M. Armstrong has successfully defended his dissertation, which looks at the book of Job’s adventures in Uz with insights gained from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He makes use of his broad expertise to place rigorous philological scholarship in conversation with voices throughout history. At Southeastern Seminary he received an M.Div. concentrating on Philosophy and a Th.M. in New Testament. He holds an M.A. in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His B.A. is from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University. He completed additional study at Universität Wien and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Ryan has taught courses on Ancient Civilizations, Biblical Languages, and Biblical Literature. He has written on Hebrew Poetry and Narrative, the Dead Sea Scrolls, New Testament Canonization, and Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Bible. He is proficient in numerous dead languages and speaks four modern ones.

Learn with him at Bible and Culture with Dr. Armstrong!

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Mediation and Un-Mediation of Job’s Interlocutors

F. W. "Chip" Dobbs-Allsopp (Chair)
Choon-Leong Seow (Vanderbilt Divinity School)
Elaine T. James
, with Alan Cooper as outside reader (The Jewish Theological Seminary)

Select Publications

  • "Turn the Beat Around: Elihu's Reversal of Fortunes in the Aramaic of 11Q10" (Under Review)
  • “Psalms Dwelling Together in Unity: The Placement of Psalms 133 and 134 in Two Different Psalms Collections,” JBL 131.3 (2012), 487–506.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

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Author, Speaker, Ordained Minister

Danielle Shroyer, Class of 1999

“To be in a community where I got to hear so many different perspectives—that was profound for me. I’m grateful for the curiosity, for the practice of learning that was cultivated for me at Seminary.”