Richard Hess

Dr. Richard S. Hess is Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Denver Seminary. He is also the editor of the Denver Journal, the Seminary’s online theological review journal, and the Bulletin for Biblical Research. Dr. Hess earned a PhD from Hebrew Union College, an MDiv and a ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Wheaton College. He is a member of the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version and serves as Old Testament and archaeology editor for the forthcoming NIV Study Bible. Dr. Hess has also worked for theNew American Bible, the Holman Standard Christian Bible, the English Standard Version, and The Common English Bibletranslations of the Old Testament. His current research projects include commentaries on the books of Genesis and Kings, an Introduction to the Old Testament, Hebrew grammar, and the study of ancient Near Eastern texts related to the Old Testament. Dr. Hess is a member of a dozen scholarly societies, and has done postdoctoral research at universities in Chicago, Jerusalem, Cambridge, Sheffield, and Münster, and has held National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, and Tyndale House (Cambridge) postdoctoral fellowships and grants. He was lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew at International Christian College, Scotland, and Reader in Old Testament at Roehampton University, London. Having lectured at more than one hundred scholarly societies, universities, and colleges, he has recently given invited lectures at SAIACS, Bangalore; Min Zu University, Beijing; Lancaster Bible College Graduate School; Faraday Institute, Cambridge University; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati; and Whitely College, Melbourne.For a complete list of Dr. Hess’ activities and publications, please see here.

  • Apologetic Issues in the Old Testament, Part 2

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    Apologetic Issues in the Old Testament, Part 2 | Richard Hess

        Insofar as historical worth is based on two or more independent witnesses, the earliest undoubted witness outside the Bible to a specific event attested in the Old T... Read More >

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  • Apologetic Issues in the Old Testament, Part 1

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    Apologetic Issues in the Old Testament, Part 1 | Richard Hess

        Repeatedly, misunderstandings of the language of the Old Testament and of the culture of the ancient world lead to absurd allegations that fit within a predetermined... Read More >

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  • The Meaning of mîn in the Hebrew Old Testament, Part 2

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    The Meaning of mîn in the Hebrew Old Testament, Part 2 | Richard Hess

    The Hebrew term mîn carries a sense of all types of divisions between plants and animals, but not necessarily in the categories of modern scientific divisions Read More >

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