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Title: Professor of Early Judaism and Christian Origins
Office: AGTS - 210
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).
I came to Evangel in 2002 and 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, instruct 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, on-site instruction in Israel/Jordan/Egypt for EU and for the Center for Holy Lands Studies.
Publications: “Bow Hunting as an Act of Worship: With All Your Might, As Unto the Lord, and To the Glory of God,” in God, Nimrod, and the World: Exploring Christian Perspectives on Sport Hunting, Sports & Religion Series, Bracy V. Hill II and John B. White, eds., Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, forthcoming Nov. 1, 2017.
“Bringing Context to the Familiar Phrase, ‘The Light of the World,’ Part One.” PE NEWS, August 23, 2017. (https://penews.org/features/bringing-context-to-the-familiar-phrase-the-light-of-the-world-part-one-of-two).
“Bringing Context to the Familiar Phrase, ‘The Light of the World,’ Part Two.” PE NEWS, September, 2017, forthcoming.
“Jesus and the Law of Moses: the Woman Caught in Adultery.” PE NEWS, April 28, 2017. (https://penews.org/features/jesus-and-the-law-of-moses-the-woman-caught-in-adultery).
“Jesus in the Grainfields, Part 2: The Response of Jesus in Context.” PE NEWS, April 3, 2017. (https://penews.org/Features/Jesus-in-the-Grainfields-Part-2-The-Response-of-Jesus-in-Context).
“Jesus in the Grainfields, Part 1: The Challenge of the Pharisees in Context.” PE NEWS, February 28, 2017. (https://penews.org/features/jesus-in-the-grainfields-part-1-the-challenge-of-the-pharisees-in-context)
“Secrets Unlocked from Ancient Scroll.” PE NEWS, January 30, 2017. (https://penews.org/features/secrets-unlocked-from-ancient-scroll)
“Christmas and the Importance of Family.” PE NEWS, December 16, 2016. https://penews.org/features/christmas-and-the-importance-of-family “Who was Gamaliel?” PE NEWS, October 31, 2016. (https://penews.org/features/who-was-gamaliel); (http://holylandsstudies.org/Home/Article/WHO-WAS-GAMALIEL/)
“Stonings in the Temple?” PE NEWS. October 4, 2016. (https://penews.org/features/stonings-in-the-temple); October 14, 2016, (http://holylandsstudies.org/Home/Article/STONINGS-IN-THE-TEMPLE/)
“The Necessity for Retaining Father and Son Terminology in Scripture Translations for Muslims” with Mark Hausfeld, Ben Aker, Jim Bennett, Jim Hernando, Tommy Hodum, and Adam Simnowitz in Controversies in Mission: Theology, People, and Practice of Mission in the 21st Century, eds. Rochelle Cathcart Scheuermann and Edward L. Smither. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2016, pp. 211-229.
“The Truth About ‘Honor Your Father and Your Mother’” PE NEWS. July 13, 2016. (https://penews.org/features/the-truth-about-honor-your-father-and-your-mother)
“More Light from the Insula of John 14:2.” PE NEWS. April 11, 2016. (https://penews.org/features/more-insights-from-john-14)
“What Did Jesus Mean by ‘Many Mansions’?” PE NEWS. March 7, 2016. (https://penews.org/features/what-did-jesus-mean-by-many-mansions); (http://holylandsstudies.org/Home/Article/WHAT-DID-JESUS-MEAN-BY-MANY-MANSIONS-PART-1/ )
“Did Jews Travel Through Samaria in the Time of Jesus?” PE NEWS. February 3, 2016. (https://penews.org/features/did-jews-travel-through-samaria-in-the-time-of-jesus)
“The Myth of the High Priest’s Rope.” PE NEWS. October 28, 2015. (http://penews.org/features/the-myth-of-the-high-priests-rope). October 30, 2015. (http://holylandsstudies.org/Home/Article/THE-MYTH-OF-THE-HIGH-PRIESTS-ROPE/)
“Recreation as Worship,” a chapter in Following Jesus 24/7: An Introduction to Whole-Life Discipleship, ed. Steven Lim, forthcoming.
A Commentary on the Book of Acts, published digitally as a module of Accordance Bible Software by OakTree Software, Inc., forthcoming in 2017.
“Early Jewish Interpretation, Use, and Canonization of Song of Songs” in The History of Interpretation of Song of Songs, ed. Paul Raabe. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, forthcoming in 2017.
Spiritual Giftedness. Electronic book, 2015.
W.E. Nunnally, Ben Aker, Jim Bennett, Mark Hausfeld, Jim Hernando, Tommy Hodum, and Adam Simnowitz, “The Necessity for Retaining Father and Son Terminology in Scripture Translations for Muslims” April, 2012 http://fatherson.ag.org/download/paper.pdf, pp. 1-59, esp. pp. 18-29, “APPENDIX A: THE LANGUAGE OF SONSHIP IN INTERTESTAMENTAL LITERATURE.” Presented in 2013 at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society—Midwest Conference; presented in Oxford, UK December 18-20, 2014 to the Oversight Committee of Wycliffe Bible Translators/Summer Institute of Linguistics.
Review Essay: “A Critique of Defeating Pharisaism by Gary Tyra” (Colorado Springs, CO: Authentic Publishing, 2009) 259 pages in Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Summer 2014, Vol. 11, pp. 1-8.
"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).
“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)
Hebrew 1B: An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew via DVD. Springfield, MO: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2009.
“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)–received the 2010 Second Place Award from the Evangelical Press Association in the Biblical Exposition category
“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. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200804/200804_090_Real_Jesus.cfm)
“Does the Bible Teach Eternal Security?” Enrichment 13.4(Fall, 2008)122-128. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200804/200804_122_Eternal_Security.cfm)–received the 2009 First Place Award from the Evangelical Press Association in the Biblical Exposition category
Hebrew 1A : An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew via DVD. Springfield, MO: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2008.
“Defective Views of Salvation.” Enrichment 13.3(Summer, 2008)128-135. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200803/200803_128_DefectSal.cfm)
The Book of Acts. Springfield, MO: Global University Press, 2008.
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)
“The Sins of Generational Curse.” Enrichment 12.4(Fall, 2007)114-120. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200704/200704_114_GenCurse.cfm)–received the 2008 Second Place Award from the Evangelical Press Association in the Biblical Exposition category)
“Cessation of the Miraculous? The Age of the Apostles From Biblical, Extra-biblical, Theological, and Logical Perspectives.” Enrichment 12.3(Summer, 2007)128-134. (http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200703/200703_128_Cessation.cfm)
“An Analysis of The Da Vinci Code.” http://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; republished under the title The Jewish Roots of the Biblical Wisemen. Garden Prairie, IL: Perspectus Publishing, 2010, pp.
“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 (chapter 2).
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.
Geography of the Holy Land: A Study Guide. Springfield: Global University Press, 2001. “Looking 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; revised and expanded 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2013.
"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 of equal status in the eyes of God and "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: none
Favorite Memory as a Student: N/A
Originally From: Richmond, VA
Personal Information: Married to my wife Lacey in 1978, two adult children, four grandchildren. Teach Sunday School at 9:00am in the Fusion Center at Central Assembly--see http://www.centralfaithbuilders.com for podcasts, articles, studies, etc. For more content, see www.isitinthebible.com and http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/. Hobbies: weightlifting, archery.
Other: Have lived, studied, and taught in Israel since 1982.
Personal Page: www.centralfaithbuilders.com