John J. Davis, ThD, DD Legacy Professor

Education:

  • Postgraduate work at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and the Near East School of Archaeology in Jerusalem
  • Trinity College, DD
  • Grace Theological Seminary, MDiv, ThM, and ThD
  • Trinity College, BA

Teaching Career:

  • Professor Emeritus, Grace Theological Seminary
  • President, Grace Theological Seminary (1986-1993)
  • Executive Vice President, Grace Theological Seminary (1976-1982)
  • Director of Admissions, Grace Theological Seminary (1972-1976)
  • Executive Dean, Near East Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem, Israel (1970-1971)
  • Old Testament and Hebrew Professor, Grace Theological Seminary (1965-2003)
  • Instructor in Biblical Archaeology, Grace Theological Seminary (1963-1965)
  • Baseball coach, Grace Theological Seminary (1962-1964)
  • Visiting professor or lecturer at more than 20 schools, including Concordia Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Talbot School of Theology

Other Career Highlights:

  • Activity in ministry or archaeological work in 44 countries, including Albania, Hungary, Korea, and Singapore
  • Ordained in the Grace Brethren Church in 1962
  • Pastor of various churches
  • Senior Supervisor of Archaeological Digs in Israel and Jordan for nearly 30 years
  • Member of several organizations including the Evangelical Theological Society and the Near East Archaeological Society

Publications:

  • Numerous journal articles and book publications, including Paradise to Prison, Moses and the Gods of Egypt, Biblical Numerology, and Conquest and Crisis: Studies in Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
  • Translator and contributor to the NIV Study Bible
  • Writer for a regular column called “Outdoor Scene” in the Warsaw-Times Union Newspaper for over 30 years

Courses Taught

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