Event Title

Creatio ex Nihilo: An Exploration of the Biblical Message

Location

Seminary Chapel

Start Date

15-2-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

15-2-2019 12:20 PM

Description

John N. Oswalt has been Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, since 2009. He began his academic career in 1986 and has served as a faculty member at several institutions and was president of Asbury College from 1983 to 1986. He is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served as a part-time pastor in several states. Dr. Oswalt received his PhD in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. His particular interest is in Old Testament studies with special attention to the Hebrew language and to the formation of Hebrew religion against the background of the ancient Near East.

Dr. Oswalt’s writings have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals, and popular religious periodicals. Many of these articles have dealt with the application of Biblical teachings to modern ethical questions. He has written or edited fifteen books, the best-known of these being a two-volume commentary on Isaiah in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series. His most recent books are three volumes on Isaiah in the OneBook series of Bible Study guides published by Seedbed Publishers. He was the Old Testament editor of the Wesley Bible, a study Bible from the Wesleyan perspective published by Thomas Nelson Publishers in 1990, and also served as consulting editor for the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan, 1997). He was a member of the New International Version translation team, and is one of an eleven-member editorial team which has revised the Living Bible (New Living Translation, 1996, 2006) for Tyndale House Publishers. He is under contract to write a commentary on the Books of Kings in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary being produced by Logos.

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Feb 15th, 11:30 AM Feb 15th, 12:20 PM

Creatio ex Nihilo: An Exploration of the Biblical Message

Seminary Chapel

John N. Oswalt has been Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, since 2009. He began his academic career in 1986 and has served as a faculty member at several institutions and was president of Asbury College from 1983 to 1986. He is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served as a part-time pastor in several states. Dr. Oswalt received his PhD in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. His particular interest is in Old Testament studies with special attention to the Hebrew language and to the formation of Hebrew religion against the background of the ancient Near East.

Dr. Oswalt’s writings have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals, and popular religious periodicals. Many of these articles have dealt with the application of Biblical teachings to modern ethical questions. He has written or edited fifteen books, the best-known of these being a two-volume commentary on Isaiah in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series. His most recent books are three volumes on Isaiah in the OneBook series of Bible Study guides published by Seedbed Publishers. He was the Old Testament editor of the Wesley Bible, a study Bible from the Wesleyan perspective published by Thomas Nelson Publishers in 1990, and also served as consulting editor for the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan, 1997). He was a member of the New International Version translation team, and is one of an eleven-member editorial team which has revised the Living Bible (New Living Translation, 1996, 2006) for Tyndale House Publishers. He is under contract to write a commentary on the Books of Kings in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary being produced by Logos.