Professor, Old Testament
2012 - Present: McMaster Divinity College (Professor)
Case Studies Institute, 1989
Sabbatical at Tyndale House, Cambridge England, 1992
Tyndale House Research Fellowship, 1992
Ordained in the General Conference Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church Canada)
Translator for Job, The New Living Translation, Tyndale, 1996; second edition 2004
Lexical and Dictionary Articles
Work in Progress
Believers Church Bible Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles scheduled with the Herald Press (Mennonite Publication) for completion in 2013.
Doctor of Ministry
Old Testament Theology: a comprehensive examination of the theology of the Old Testament, following the method of Gerhard Hasel in beginning with the theology of each compositional unit in the Old Testament.
Text and Interpretation: an examination of available textual evidence in Greek and Hebrew Old Testament Scriptures, a review of the process of composition and canonization in the Old Testament.
Old Testament Literature and Culture: an examination of the literature and culture of the ancient near east, the way it appears in the Bible, and the way it guides us in Biblical interpretation.
Qumran: a study of the archaeology of Qumran, the Biblical and other writings found in the area of the Dead Sea, and their contribution to Biblical Studies in text and canon.
Isaiah: study of the eschatology of Isaiah, including literary critical matters and the process of composition.
Minor Prophets: a study of selected themes from the writings of the Minor Prophets. The course includes canonical arrangement, beginning with Hosea (repent), Joel (day of the LORD and call to repent), Amos (day of the LORD and promise to David), Jonah (the call to forgiveness), and so forth.
Post Exilic Theology: a study of Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah Ezra Nehemiah provides historical theological background, Chronicles is a study on Israel as it was destined to be.
Pentateuch: study of the theology of the Pentateuch. This course follows the lead of David J. Clines in the Theme of the Pentateuch.
Deuteronomistic History: a study of the theology of Joshua through Kings and related literature as it relates to the renewal of the covenant for life in the land as proscribed in Deuteronomy.
Psalms: examination of literary and theological studies of selected themes in the psalms, beginning with the structure of Psalms around the theme of kingship as marked in the first three major sections (Ps 2, 41, 72, 89).
Job: a literary and theological study of the book of Job with particular attention to the development of poetic structures such as the lament of birth (Job 3) with the birth of the universe in the divine response (Job 38:1-21).
Haggai Institute National Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil
President Emeritus, Providence University College and Theological Seminary
Translating Akkadian and Ugaritic texts
Born: August 4, 1948, Theodore Saskatchewan
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