Eugene H. Merrill

Old Testament Scholar-in-Residence
Dr. Eugene Merrill, Old Testament Scholar-in-Residence
Eugene H. Merrill 214.818.1363
  • 1985 Ph.D. (Ancient Near Eastern Languages & Literatures), Columbia University
  • 1963 Ph.D. (Old Testament Interpretation), Bob Jones University
  • 1977 M.Phil. (Old Testament Interpretation), Columbia University
  • 1970 M.A. (Judaica), New York University
  • 1960 M.A. (Bible), Bob Jones University
  • 1957 B.A. (Speech), Bob Jones University
  • Additional studies, Michigan State University (1960-61); Post-doctoral research, Tyndale House, Cambridge, England (1989-90)
  • Doctoral dissertation (Bob Jones University), “The Person and Work of the Old Testament Prophet of God;”
  • Master’s thesis (New York University), “An Analysis of the Doctrine of Predestination in the Qumran Thanksgiving Hymns;”
  • Textbook, An Historical Survey of the Old Testament (Baker Book House, 1966, revised 1991)
  • Qumran and Predestination: A Theological Study of the  Thanksgiving Hymns; Vol. VIII inStudies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah (E. J. Brill, 1975)
  • Contributing editor of Religious and Theological Abstracts; associate editor of Henceforth. . .
  • More than forty scholarly articles published in periodicals and journals includingBibliotheca Sacra, Christianity Today, Grace Theological Journal, Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, and Westminster Theological Journal
  • Translator of “Jeremiah” in the New King James Bible (Thomas Nelson, 1982)
  • Contributor to Nelson’s Expository Dictionary of the Old Testament (Thomas Nelson, 1980)
  • Doctoral dissertation (Columbia University), “The Language and Literary Characteristics of Isaiah 40-55 as Anti-Babylonian Polemic.”
  • Author of “Numbers,” “1 and 2 Samuel,” and “1 and 2 Chronicles” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary (Victor Books, 1985)
  • Consulting editor, The Bible Knowledge Commentary
  • Author of Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel (Baker Book House, 1987)
  • Revision editor, Unger’s Bible Dictionary (Moody Press, 1988)
  • Author of “1, 2 Chronicles” in the Bible Study Commentary (Zondervan, 1988)
  • Contributor to Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible (Baker Book House, 1989)
  • Author of or contributor to the following books: Holman Bible HandbookBelievers Study BibleNew King James Study Bible, New International Dictionary of Old Testament TheologyLiving Bible (revision), New Dynamic TranslationHaggai, Zechariah, Malachi(Baker, 1994); Deuteronomy in New American Commentary (Broadman/Holman, 1994); Associate editor, New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis(Zondervan, 1997); Old Testament Explorer (Word, 2000); Old Testament editor, The Bible Knowledge Key Word Study (Cook, 2000–); Translator and editor, Holman Christian Standard Bible (2004); Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament (B & H Publishing Group, 2006); Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel, 2nd ed. (Baker, 2008); “Haggai, Malachi,” The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Rev. Ed. Ed. Tremper Longman III and David E. Garland (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008); with Mark F. Rooker and Michael A. Grisanti, The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament.Nashville: B & H, 2011
  • American Oriental Society
  • American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Evangelical Theological Society (President, 2009-2010)
  • Near Eastern Archaeological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
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