Professor

Richard O. Rigsby, PhD, ThD


Education

  • College of William and Mary and George Washington University, graduate work
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, ThD and PhD
  • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, BD and MDiv
  • John B. Stetson University, AB

Teaching Career

  • Professor of Semitic Languages and Old Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
  • Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Associate Professor of Old Testament, Simpson College (mid-1970s)
  • Director of the Bible Lands Program, which aids students in connecting the biblical landscape of Turkey, Greece, and Rome with the Bible itself
  • Lectured and ministered in several countries around the world

Other Career Highlights

  • Ordained as a Baptist minister
  • High involvement with local church ministries throughout the states of California, Kentucky, and Virginia
  • Pastor at more than a dozen churches over the course of 40 years
  • Intelligence Analyst, United States Army (late 1950s)
  • Member of various associations, including theAmerican Academy of Religion, Biblical Archaeology Society, and the Evangelical Theological Society
  • Los Angeles Board of Jews for Jesus

Publications

  • Numerous articles for Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, The Holman Bible Handbook,and The Anchor Bible Dictionary
  • Translator of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Job for the New King James Bible; in total translated more than 10% of the Old Testament
  • Author of many of the notes and study materials for the Old Testament for the Open Bibleand the Life Recovery Bible

Courses