Professor

Richard Hess, PhD


Education

  • Hebrew Union College, PhD
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, MDiv and ThM
  • Wheaton College, BA

Teaching Career

  • Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, Denver Seminary
  • Lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew, International Christian College in Scotland
  • Reader in Old Testament, Roehampton University in London
  • Lecturer at more than one hundred scholarly societies, universities, and colleges
  • Postdoctoral research at universities in Chicago, Jerusalem, Cambridge, Sheffield, and Münster
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, and Tyndale House (Cambridge) postdoctoral fellowships and grants

Other Career Highlights

  • Editor, Denver Journal
  • Founder and editor, Bulletin for Biblical Research’s Supplemental Series
  • Editor, Bulletin for Biblical Research
  • Member, Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version
  • Associate editor, NIV Zondervan Study Bible
  • Worked on the New International Version, the New American Bible, the Holman Standard Christian Bible, the English Standard Version, and The Common English Bible translations of the Old Testament
  • Editor, series of commentaries on the Septuagint
  • Translated books of the Septuagint for Logos Bible Software

Publications

  • Author of several books, including The Old Testament: A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction; Israelite Religions: A Biblical and Archaeological Survey; Amarna Personal Names and Names in the Study of Biblical History; Studies in the Personal Names of Genesis 1–11; and commentaries on Leviticus, Joshua, and the Song of Songs
  • Editor/co-editor of over thirty books
  • In addition to several hundred book reviews and dictionary articles, Dr. Hess has published more than a hundred scholarly articles in collected essays and journals such as Biblica, Biblical Archaeologist, Bulletin for Biblical Research, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Themelios, Tyndale Bulletin, Vetus Testamentum, and Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft.

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