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portrait of Edward Curtis

Edward M. Curtis

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.S., Baylor University

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Dr. Curtis, an Old Testament scholar who has done extensive research in Genesis, Job, and the Song of Solomon, is author of Transformed Thinking (JKO Publishers); Song of Songs, the Zondervan Bible Study Commentary; and Discovering the Way of Wisdom (Kregel, Fall 2004). He contributes to such journals as Criswell Theological Review; Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society; Faculty Dialogue; Bibliotheca Sacra; and Christian Scholar's Review, and has presented articles before the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Regional Institute for Biblical Research. Dr. Curtis was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to participate in a seminar on the Bible and Cuneiform Literature at Yale University.


  • Evangelical Theological Society



  • Transformed Thinking: Loving God With All Your Mind.” Written with John Brugaletta, Franklin Tennessee: JKO Publishers Inc., 1996.
  • Discovering Wisdom: How Old Testament Wisdom Literature Informs Christian Spirituality.” Written with John Brugaletta. Awaiting publication from Kregel Publications.
  • Song of Songs.The Bible Study Commentary, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988. This commentary was translated into Chinese in 1995.
  • Discovering the Way of Wisdom” Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 2004.
  • The Apologetics Study Bible”, study notes on Proverbs. Broadman Holman, 2007.


  • Near Infra-red Backscatter in Clouds.” NAVWEPS Report 8817, July 1965.
  • On Giant's Shoulders.Tenth, October 1971. Pp. 2-7.
  • The Prohibition of Images in the Old Testament and its Theological Basis.Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 28, September 1985. Pp. 277-87.
  • Old Testament Wisdom: A Model for Faith-Learning Integration.Christian Scholar's Review, XV 1986. Pp. 213-27.
  • Structure, Style and Context as the Key to Interpreting Gen. 32:1-33:1.Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 30, July 1987. Pp. 129-37.
  • Image of God.Illustrated Dictionary and Concordance of the Bible, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986. Pp. 402-403.
  • Worship with Wonder.The Treasury 92, August 1990. Pp. 169-70.
  • Image of God, Old Testament.” "Idol, Idolatry" and "Graven Image" for The Anchor Bible Dictionary, New York: Doubleday, 1992. Pp. v. 2, 1089; v. 3, 389-91 and 376-81.
  • Images in Mesopotamia and the Bible: A Comparative Study.” in The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature: Scripture in Context III, ed. by William W Hallo, Bruce W. Jones and Gerald L. Mattingly, Lewiston, New York: Edwin J. Mellen Press, 1990. Pp. 33-59.
  • Genesis 38: Its Context(s) and Function.Criswell Theological Review 5, 1991. Pp. 247-57.
  • Some Biblical Contributions to a Philosophy of Education.Faculty Dialogue 21, 1994. Pp. 91-110.
  • Ancient Psalms and Modern Worship: Some Contemporary Applications.Bibliotheca Sacra 154, April-June 1997. Pp. 285-296.
  • Ancient Psalm and Modern Worship: Some Contemporary Applications.” in Vital Church Issues, ed. by Roy B. Zuck, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1998.
  • Old Testament”, in Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism, edited by Brenda Brasher (New York: Routledge, 2001), pp. 347-350.
  • Learning Truth from the Sages”, Christian Education Journal, Spring 2005, 113-28.

Research Interests

  • Old Testament Wisdom and Poetry
  • Integration of Faith and Learning