Professor

Leon J. Wood, PhD (1918-1977)


Education

  • New York State University and Oriental Institute, Chicago, various graduate studies
  • Michigan State University, PhD
  • Calvin Theological Seminary, ThM
  • Calvin College, AB

Teaching Career

  • President and Academic Dean, Grand Rapids Bible College and Seminary (now Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary)
  • Professor of Old Testament, Grand Rapids Bible College and Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary

Other Career Highlights

  • Helped found the influential Evangelical Seminary’s Dean Council
  • Translator and editor for the New International Version (NIV) Bible

Publications

  • Numerous publications, including The Distressing Days of the Judges, Israel’s United Monarchy, and commentaries on books of the Bible such as Genesis and Daniel
  • His book The Holy Spirit and the Old Testament remains one of the key texts in the study of pneumatology even to this day.

Courses