DepartmentsTalbot School of Theology
Biblical and Theological Studies Department
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.S., Baylor University

Biography

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.

Affiliations

  • Evangelical Theological Society

Publications

Articles
  • “Learning Truth from the Sages”, Christian Education Journal, Spring 2005, 113-28.

  • “Old Testament”, in Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism, edited by Brenda Brasher (New York: Routledge, 2001), pp. 347-350.

  • “Ancient Psalm and Modern Worship: Some Contemporary Applications.” in Vital Church Issues, ed. by Roy B. Zuck, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1998.

  • “Ancient Psalms and Modern Worship: Some Contemporary Applications.” Bibliotheca Sacra 154, April-June 1997. Pp. 285-296.

  • “Some Biblical Contributions to a Philosophy of Education.” Faculty Dialogue 21, 1994. Pp. 91-110.

  • “Genesis 38: Its Context(s) and Function.” Criswell Theological Review 5, 1991. Pp. 247-57.

  • “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.

  • “Worship with Wonder.” The Treasury 92, August 1990. Pp. 169-70.

  • “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.

  • “The Prohibition of Images in the Old Testament and its Theological Basis.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 28, September 1985. Pp. 277-87.

Book Chapters
  • “Ecclesiastes." What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus' Bible. Ed. Jason S. DeRouchie. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2013.

  • “Job." What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus' Bible. Ed. Jason S. DeRouchie. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2013.

Contributing Author
  • Teach the Text Commentary Series. Ed. Mark L. Strauss, John H. Walton. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.

Research Interests

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

Books

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