Dr. Tremper Longman III (B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University; M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary; M.Phil. and Ph.D. Yale University) is the Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written over 30 books including commentaries on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, and Nahum. His most recent book (with the psychologist Dan Allender) is God Loves Sex: An Honest Conversation about Sexual Desire and Holiness. His books have been translated into seventeen different languages. In addition, as a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation of the Bible and has served as a consultant on other popular translations of the Bible including the Message, the New Century Version, the Holman Standard Bible, and the Common Bible. He has also edited and contributed to a number of Study Bibles and Bible Dictionaries, most recently the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013). In press at the moment are How to Read Job (with John Walton; IVP) and Genesis (Story of God Bible Commentary; Zondervan). In the area of science and faith, he has published (with physicist Richard F. Carlson) Science, Creation and the Bible: Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins and contributed to Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation. He also serves as a mentor in the “Science for Seminaries” initiative of the AAAS. Tremper and Alice have three sons (Tremper IV, Timothy, Andrew) and two granddaughters (Gabrielle and Mia). For exercise, he enjoys playing squash.
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