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Title: Prof. of Early Judaism and Christian Origins
Office: Trask Hall 214 L
Professional Information: BA in Biblical Studies, Mississippi College ('78); MA in Hebrew Language, Institute of Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem, '83); MA in OT Studies and Hebrew, Reformed Theological Seminary ('86); MPhil in Hebraic and Cognate Studies, Hebrew Union College ('91); PhD in Hebraic and Cognate Studies, Hebrew Union College ('92). Came to Evangel in 2002. Began teaching at the college level in 1992. Before teaching career, served as associate pastor for 4 years.
Job Responsibilities: Teach general education and specialized courses in the Department of Theology, advise students, participate in various committees on campus, direct the Israel/Jordan/Egypt Study Trip Program.
Org Memberships: Society of Biblical Literature, Hebrew Union College Graduate School Alumni Association
Courses Taught: Essential Christianity, New Testament Literature, Acts, Synoptic Gospels, Old Testament Literature, Historical Books, Geography of Israel, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament, Survey of Intertestamental History and Literature, Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament, Elementary Hebrew, Intermediate Hebrew, Post-biblical Hebrew, Essential Christianity and the Human Services, Themes of the Old Testament, Themes of the New Testament
Publications: "Early Jewish Interpretation, Use, and Canonization of Song of Songs" in The History of Interpretation of Song of Songs, id. Paul Raabe. St. Louis:Concordia Press, forthcoming in 2012.
"G'meelut Chasadim (Deeds of Kindness)" in Companion to Religion and Social Justice, Michael D. Palmer and Stanley M. Burgess, eds. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, pp. 292-305 (chapter 19).
“Early Jewish Interpretation, Use, and Canonization of Song of Songs” in The History of Interpretation of Song of Songs, ed. Paul Raabe. St. Louis: Concordia Press, forthcoming.
“Apostasy and Backsliding: Biblical Synonyms?” Enrichment 16.1(Winter, 2011)102-108. (www.enrichmentjournal.ag.org/201101/201101_102_Apost_Backslide.cfm).
“Apostasy and Backsliding: Biblical Synonyms? A Worksheet Designed for the Contextual Study of the Difference Between the Two Terms.” www.enrichmentjournal.ag.org.
“From Ezekiel 17:24 and 21:3 to Luke 23:31: A Survey of the Connecting Jewish Tradition.” Jerusalem Perspective, March 14, 2009. (http://www.jerusalemperspective.com/Default.aspx?tabid=27&ArticleID=1962).
“The Imminent Return of Christ: Do We Really Believe It?” Enrichment 14.2(Spring, 2009)102-106. ((http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200902/200902_102_Imminent_Return.cfm)
“Binding and Loosing: A Biblical Perspective on a Popular Modern Practice.” Enrichment 14.1(Winter, 2009)112-117. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200901/200901_112_Theo_Enrichment.cfm)
Hebrew 1A and Hebrew 1B: An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew via DVD. Springfield, MO: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2008.
“Will the Real Jesus Stand Up? A Brief Comparison of the Person, Teaching, and Works of the Jesus of the Canonical Gospels and the Apocryphal Gospels.” Enrichment 13.4(Fall, 2008)90-98. (enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200804/200804_090_Real_Jesus.cfm)
“Does the Bible Teach Eternal Security?” Enrichment 13.4(Fall, 2008)122-128. (enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200804/200804_122_Eternal_Security.cfm)
“Defective Views of Salvation.” Enrichment 13.3(Summer, 2008)128-135. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200803/200803_128_DefectSal.cfm)
Review: CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER: WHY IS THIS NIGHT DIFFERENT? by Cecil and Moishe Rosen in Enrichment 13.2(Spring, 2008)153.
“God Looks at All Sin the Same: Sound Biblical Teaching or Sloppy Bumper-Sticker Theology?” Enrichment 13.1(Winter, 2008)110-114. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200801/200801_110_GodLooksSin.cfm)
A Commentary on the Book of Acts. Global University: Springfield, 2008.
“Cessation of the Miraculous? The Age of the Apostles From a Biblical, Extra-biblical, Theological,and Logical Perspectives.” Enrichment 12.3(Summer, 2007)128-134. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200703/200703_128_Cessation.cfm)
“The Sins of Generational Curse.” Enrichment 12.4(Fall, 2007)114-120.(http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200704/200704_114_GenCurse.cfm)
“An Analysis of The Da Vinci Code.” www.enrichmentjournal.ag.org/, 2006.
“An Investigation into the Identity of the Wise Men,” in Leonard Salvig, Whither the Wise Men? A Personal Oddesy to Identify the Magoi. Garden Prairie, IL: Perspectus Publishing, 2004, pp. 59-84.
“Pentecostal Proclamation in a Liberal, Postmodern, World” in The Bible-The Word of God, ed. James K. Bridges. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 2003, pp. 53-94.
A Course Guide for the Holy Land Satellite Atlas. www.onlinecbc.net, 2002.
Review: ACTS, by Stanley M. Horton. Springfield: Logion, 2001, in Enrichment 7.2(Spring, 2002)132.
A Study Guide for the Study of the Historical Geography of the Bible. Springfield: Global University, 2001.
“A Christian Looks Back at Y2K.” Pentecostal Evangel 4533(March 25, 2001)12-15.
“Palestinian Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament” (unpublished manuscript, 2000).
"Bow and Arrow" (pp. 197-198), "Breastpiece" (p. 200), "Coat of Mail, (p. 266), “Father's House” (p. 457), “Gamaliel” (pp. 481-482), "Greaves" (p. 528), "Hillel" (pp. 591-592), “Phylacteries” (p. 1057), “Preparation, Day of” (pp. 1080-1081), “Proselyte" (p. 1089), “Sect” (p. 1178), "Shield" (pp. 1209-1210), "Sling" (p. 1233), "Spear," (pp. 1246-1247), "Tetrarch" (p. 1288), and "Water of Purification" (p. 1369), and “Yoke” (p. 1404). Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, ed. David Noel Freedman. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
“What Christians Need To Know And Do About Y2K.” Contending for the Faith (Winter, 1999-2000)1-4.
The Confusing World of Benny Hinn, by G. Richard Fisher, M. Kurt Goedelman, W.E. Nunnally, et al. St. Louis: Personal Freedom Outreach, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002.
"Armageddon: Is the End Really Near?" Teen Life 78.1(November, 1998)40-41.
1 Kings, by F.W. Farrar, Gregory A. Lint, and W.E. Nunnally (Vol. 7 of Complete Biblical Library). Springfield: World Library Press, 1997.
"Judging Without Being Judgmental." Enrichment 2.4(Fall, 1997)92-95. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/199704/092_judging.cfm)
"The Role of the Bible College in Revival." Contending for the Faith (Fall, 1997)1-4.
"Historical Glance." Pentecostal Evangel 4293(August 18, 1996)8.
"The Masculine Journey: An Expedition into Biblical Confusion," by W.E. Nunnally and G. Richard Fisher. The Quarterly Journal 16.1(Jan-Mar, 1996)1, 11-16.
"Sling" in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, ed. W. A. VanGemeren, 3:930-933. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.
"Spear" in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, ed. W. A. VanGemeren, 2:197-200. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.
"Weapons" in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, ed. W. A. VanGemeren, 3:197-200. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.
Review: Exodus and Exile: The Structure of the Jewish Holidays, by Monford Harris. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992, in PARACLETE (Spring, 1995)28-30.
Review: Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls, edited by Hershel Shanks. New York: Random House, 1992, in ADVANCE Feb(1994)36-37.
Knowing Your Bible, by Anthony D. Palma, Glen Percifield, and Wave Nunnally. Springfield: Gospel Publishing House, 1992.
Started Work: Fall, 2002
Favorite Thing About Work: Subjects I teach, students, colleagues, the sense of real community, the support I receive here to research/write/publish, and the atmosphere at this Christian liberal arts university. I am especially attracted to the key principles that guide this school: to provide help to students in developing their own biblically informed worldview, that everyone is "called" by God to something (what the Reformers called "The priesthood of Every Believer"), the uniting of intellectual and spritual growth (the integration of faith and learning, in fulfillment of Jesus' command to love God with all our heart, soul, and MIND--Matt. 22:37), and encouragement to excellence in one's chosen profession to more effectively serve God and mankind and build a more effective witness. I LOVE our school's motto: "BOLDLY Christian. UNQUESTIONABLY academic"!
Was an Evangel Student: no
Favorite Memory as a Student: N/A
Originally From: Richmond, VA
Personal Information: Married to my wife Lacey in 1978, 2 adult children, two grandchildren. Teach Sunday School at 10:30am in the Chapel at Central Assembly--see www.centralfaithbuilders.com for podcasts, articles, studies, etc. For more content, see www.isitinthebible.com.
Other: Hobbies: weightlifting, archery.