Professor

Richard E. Averbeck, PhD


Education

  • Annenberg Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, PhD
  • Grace Theological Seminary, MDiv and MA
  • Calvary Bible College, BA

Teaching Career

  • Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Dallas Theological Seminary (1990-1994)
  • Chairman of the Old Testament Department, Grace Theological Seminary (1980-1990)
  • Visiting lecturer at the Lutheran School of Theology in Copenhagen and Åarhus, Denmark
  • Preached and taught in China, across Germany, and West Africa
  • Expertise in Old Testament Law, Near Eastern Studies, and Semitic languages

Other Career Highlights

  • Member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, the American Oriental Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature
  • Director of the Spiritual Formation Forum
  • Licensed therapist in Wisconsin, having studied under his friend and colleague, the world renowned counselor and Christian psychologist, Dr. Larry Crabb

Publications

  • Numerous articles for The Future of Biblical Archaeology, The Journal of the American Oriental Society, The Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and The Journal of Psychology and Christianity
  • Extensive contributions to The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis and The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
  • Entries for The Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology; Faith Tradition, and History; and Cracking Old Testament Codes
  • Chief editor and major contributor to the Life and Culture in Ancient Near East

Courses