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Faculty | Master of Arts (Old Testament)

As a Talbot School of Theology student, you’ll study under top-notch scholars who aren’t just widely published and highly respected in the academic community — they’re also actively engaged in passionate, heartfelt ministry. In addition to the following faculty members who will teach many of your concentration-specific courses, you will also have the opportunity to take courses with a wide range of Talbot professors from other areas of specialization.

Kenneth Way

  • Associate Professor and Chair of Old Testament and Semitics

  • Ph.D., Hebrew Union College
  • M.Phil., Hebrew Union College
  • M.A., Trinity International University
  • B.A., Moody Bible Institute

Kenneth Way's passion is teaching the Old Testament in its ancient Near Eastern environment. His research interests include the book of Judges, Israelite religion/archaeology, Northwest Semitic inscriptions and the fauna of the ancient Near East. He regularly presents at academic meetings and has been published in Ugarit-Forschungen, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Journal of...

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Michael Thigpen

  • Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitics
  • Executive Director, Evangelical Theological Society

  • Ph.D., Hebrew Union College
  • M.Phil., Hebrew Union College
  • M.Div., Columbia Biblical Seminary
  • B.A., University of North Carolina

Michael Thigpen enjoys teaching and writing on a wide variety of topics in the Old Testament. His special areas of interest are prophetic literature, God’s motives and the theology of work and economics in the Old Testament. Thigpen currently serves as the Executive Director of the Evangelical Theological Society. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director in 2009, he taught Old Testament...

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Markus Zehnder

  • Professor of Old Testament and Semitics

  • Habilitation, Theological Faculty of the University of Basel
  • Ph.D., Theological Faculty of the University of Basel
  • M.Div., Theological Faculty of the University of Basel

Markus Zehnder grew up in Switzerland and is an ordained minister of the Reformed Church of Switzerland. After the completion of his doctorate, he moved to Jerusalem and then to Boston for postdoctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Harvard University. He has held teaching positions in Switzerland, Germany, Norway, and Belgium. He has a passion to connect the Bible both...

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Daniel Kim

  • Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics

  • Ph.D. University of Aberdeen
  • Th.M. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S. Biola University

Prior to joining the Talbot’s Old Testament faculty full-time, Dr. Kim spent over 15 years on the Biola campus as an alumnus of both Biola and Talbot, and later as adjunct faculty. After majoring in Business as an undergraduate at Biola, he worked as an accountant and financial analyst before pursuing the pastorate and biblical studies. Dr. Kim maintained a connection to the business world...

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