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Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.

Department Chair and Professor of Old Testament

BA, Syracuse University, 1973; MDiv, Grace Theological Seminary, 1976; ThM, 1978; ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1983

While Dr. Chisholm enjoys teaching the full breadth of Old Testament Studies, he takes special delight in the Former and Latter Prophets. Dr. Chisholm has published several books, with commentaries on Judges-Ruth and 1-2 Samuel forthcoming. He is senior Old Testament editor for the NET Bible.

Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.
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TODD 201C
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  • OT101 - Elements of Hebrew I
  • OT102 - Elements of Hebrew II
  • OT430 - Exegesis of Isaiah
  • OT1005 - Exegesis in the Prophets
  • OT103 - Hebrew Exegesis I
  • OT104 - Hebrew Exegesis II and Old Testament Introduction
  • OT405 - Exegesis of Genesis
  • OT415 - Exegesis of Judges-Samuel
  • OT435 - Exegesis of the Minor Prophets
  • OT710 - Knowing God through the Old Testament
  • PM231 - Preaching Old Testament Narrative
Books
Contributions
  1. "Israel's Retreat and the Failure of Prophecy in 2 Kings 3." Bibliotheca Sacra 92 (2011). 70-80.
  2. "When Prophecy Appears to Fail, Check Your Hermeneutic." JETS , no. 53 (2010). 561-77.
  3. "A Note on Judges 13:20-21: Sorting out the Syntax." Jewish Bible Quarterly , no. 38.1 (2010). 10-12.
  4. "What Went on in Jael’s Tent? The Collocation wtkshw bsmykh in Judges 4, 18." Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 24 (2010). 143-44.
  5. "Ehud: Assessing an Assassin." Bibliotheca Sacra , no. 168 (2010). 274-82.
  6. "Israel’s Retreat and the Failure of Prophecy in 2 Kings 3." Biblica , no. 92 (2010). 70-80.
  7. "The Ethical Challenge of Jephthah’s Fulfilled Vow." Bibliotheca Sacra , no. 167 (2010). 404-22.
  8. "In Defense of Paneling as a Clue to the Chronology of Judges: A Critique of Andrew Steinmann’s Reply." JETS , no. 53 (2010). 375-82.
  9. "Identity Crisis: Assessing Samson’s Birth and Career." Bibliotheca Sacra , no. 166 (2009). 147-62.
  10. "The Chronology of the Book of Judges: A Linguistic Clue to Solving a Pesky Problem." JETS , no. 52 (2009). 247-55.
  11. "What’s Wrong with This Picture? Stylistic Variation as a Rhetorical Technique in Judges." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament , no. 34.2 (2009). 171-82.
  12. "How a Hermeneutical Virus Can Corrupt Theological Systems." Bibliotheca Sacra , no. 166 (2009). 259-70.
  13. "Yahweh Versus the Canaanite Gods: Polemic in Judges and 1 Samuel 1-7." Bibliotheca Sacra 164, no. 654 (2007). 165-80.
  14. "Anatomy of an Anthropomorphism: Does God Discover Facts?." Bibliotheca Sacra 164, no. 653 (2007). 3-20.
  15. "Review of 'Beginning Biblical Hebrew.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 651 (2006). 357-357.
  16. "Review of 'Old Testament Theology. Volume One, Israel's gospel.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 651 (2006). 357-359.
  17. "Review of 'Narrative Structure and Discourse Constellations: An Analysis of Clause Function in Biblical Hebrew Prose.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 651 (2006). 360-361.
  18. "Review of 'Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions: Corpus and Concordance. 2.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 651 (2006). 361-362.
  19. "Review of 'Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. V 12.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 651 (2006). 362-363.
  20. "Review of 'Theological dictionary of the Old Testament. V 14.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 651 (2006). 363-364.
  21. "Review of '1 Samuel.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 651 (2006). 366-368.
  22. "The Christological Fulfillment of Isaiah’s Servant Songs." Bibliotheca Sacra 163, no. 652 (2006). 387-404.
  23. "Review of 'Punishment and Forgiveness in Israel's Migratory Campaign.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 650 (2006). 245-246.
  24. "Review of 'The Psalms: Strophic, Structure and Theological Commentary.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 650 (2006). 246-248.
  25. "Review of 'The Suffering Servant: Isaiah 53 in Jewish and Christian Sources.'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 650 (2006). 248-249.
  26. "Review of 'Bible (OT).'" Bibliotheca sacra 163, no. 649 (2006). 118-120.
  27. "Review of 'Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary.'" Bibliotheca sacra 162, no. 648 (2005). 496-496.
  28. "Review of 'Now My Eyes Have Seen You: Images of Creation and Evil in the Book of Job.'" Bibliotheca sacra 162, no. 648 (2005). 498-499.
  29. "Review of 'Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?.'" Bibliotheca sacra 162, no. 647 (2005). 377-378.
  30. "Review of 'The Twelve Prophets.'" Bibliotheca sacra 162, no. 647 (2005). 378-379.
  31. "Review of 'Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. V 12.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 162, no. 646 (2005). 241-242.
  32. "Review of 'Eighth Century Prophets: a Social Analysis.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 162, no. 646 (2005). 245-245.
  33. "Review of 'Lamentations.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 162, no. 645 (2005). 121-122.
  34. "Review of 'Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 644 (2004). 500-501.
  35. "Review of 'Reading the Lines: a Fresh Look at the Hebrew Bible.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 644 (2004). 501-502.
  36. "Review of 'The Prophetic Literature: an Introduction.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 644 (2004). 502-504.
  37. "Review of 'Isaiah 40-55: a New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 644 (2004). 504-505.
  38. "Review of 'Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 643 (2004). 372-372.
  39. "Review of 'Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 643 (2004). 375-376.
  40. "Review of 'A Hebrew Reader for Ruth.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 643 (2004). 376-376.
  41. "Review of 'Genesis: the Story We Haven't Heard.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 642 (2004). 243-244.
  42. "Review of 'The Character of God in the Book of Genesis: a Narrative Appraisal.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 642 (2004). 244-245.
  43. "Review of 'Social World of the Hebrew.'" Themelios 29, no. 2 (2004). 58.
  44. "Review of 'Exploring the Old Testament, Volume 4: The Prophets.'" Themelios 29, no. 2 (2004). 59.
  45. "Review of 'Bible (OT).'" Bibliotheca sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 119-119.
  46. "Review of 'Genesis: a Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 117-118.
  47. "Review of '1 Kings: a New Translation with Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 119-119.
  48. "Review of 'David's Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 120-121.
  49. "Review of 'Vain Rhetoric: Private Insight and Public Debate in Ecclesiastes.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 121-122.
  50. "Review of 'Reading Biblical Narratives: Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 640 (2003). 491-492.
  51. "Review of 'Leviticus As Literature.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 640 (2003). 493-494.
  52. "Review of 'In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 640 (2003). 494-494.
  53. "Review of 'Yahweh Versus Baalism: a Theological Reading of the Gideon-Abimelech Narrative.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 640 (2003). 496-497.
  54. "Review of 'Psalms. Part 2, and Lamentations.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 640 (2003). 497-498.
  55. "Review of 'Determinism in the Book of Ecclesiastes.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 640 (2003). 498-499.
  56. "Review of 'The Conceptual Coherence of the Book of Micah.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 640 (2003). 499-499.
  57. "Review of 'The Story of Joseph and the Family of Jacob.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 639 (2003). 376-376.
  58. "Review of 'Encountering the Book of Psalms: a Literary and Theological Introduction.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 638 (2003). 249-250.
  59. "Review of 'Joel and Obadiah: a Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 638 (2003). 250-251.
  60. "Review of 'Abraham and Family: New Insights into the Patriarchal Narratives.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 637 (2003). 116-117.
  61. "Review of 'The World of the Aramaeans. I, Biblical Studies in Honour of Paul-Eugène Dion.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 637 (2003). 117-118.
  62. "Review of 'Reading Isaiah: Poetry and Vision.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 637 (2003). 118-119.
  63. "Review of 'The Book of Jubilees.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 637 (2003). 119-119.
  64. "Review of 'Bible (OT).'" Bibliotheca sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 492-493.
  65. "A Rhetorical Use of Point of View in Old Testament Narrative." Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 404-414.
  66. "Review of 'Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, V 10.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 484-485.
  67. "Review of 'Interpreting the Old Testament: a Guide for Exegesis.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 485-486.
  68. "Review of 'Life in Biblical Israel.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 488-488.
  69. "Review of 'The Religion of Ancient Israel.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 489-490.
  70. "Review of 'Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 490-491.
  71. "Review of 'Abraham, Israel and the Nations: the Patriarchal Promise and Its Covenantal Development in Genesis.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 491-492.
  72. "Review of 'Proverbs 1-9: a New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 492-493.
  73. "Review of 'Ancient Israel's Faith and History: an Introduction to the Bible in Context.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 635 (2002). 373-374.
  74. "Review of 'Israel Constructs Its History: Deuteronomistic Historiography in Recent Research.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 635 (2002). 375-375.
  75. "Review of 'Israël Construit son Histoire.'" Bibliotheca sacra 159, no. 635 (2002). 375-375.
  76. "Review of 'Joel and Amos.'" Bibliotheca sacra 159, no. 635 (2002). 376-376.
  77. "Review of 'Bible (OT).'" Bibliotheca sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 247-248.
  78. "Review of 'Bible (OT).'" Bibliotheca sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 248-250.
  79. "Review of 'The Psalms: An Introduction.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 246-247.
  80. "Review of 'Isaiah 1-39: a New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 247-248.
  81. "Review of 'Micah: a New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 248-250.
  82. "Review of 'Minor Prophets, Pt 2.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 633 (2002). 124-125.
  83. "Review of 'Genesis.'" Bibliotheca sacra 159, no. 633 (2002). 122-123.
  84. "God’s Faithfulness Through Time." Decision 45, no. 1 (2002). 36-39.
  85. "Pharaoh Don’t Know Diddly." Kindred Spirit 25, no. 1 (2001). 3-5.
  86. "Review of 'What Rough Beast? Images of God in the Hebrew Bible.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 632 (2001). 492-494.
  87. "Review of 'Introduction to the Composition of the Pentateuch.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 632 (2001). 495-496.
  88. "Review of 'Isaiah's Servant Poems According to the Septuagint: an Exegetical and Theological Study.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 632 (2001). 496-497.
  89. "Review of 'The Emergence of Yehud in the Persian Period: a Social and Demographic Study.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 632 (2001). 498-499.
  90. "Review of 'Zemah and Zerubbabel: Messianic Expectations in the Early Postexilic Period.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 632 (2001). 498-498.
  91. "Review of 'Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 631 (2001). 378-379.
  92. "Review of 'Why Ask My Name: Anonymity and Identity in Biblical Narrative.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 631 (2001). 379-380.
  93. "Review of 'Goddesses and Trees, New Moon and Yahweh: Ancient Near Eastern Art and the Hebrew Bible.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 631 (2001). 380-380.
  94. "Review of 'On the Way to Nineveh : Studies in Honor of George M Landes.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 629 (2001). 124-125.
  95. ""Drink Water from Your Own Cistern": a Literary Study of Proverbs 5:15-23." Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 628 (2000). 397-409.
  96. "Review of 'Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, V 10.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 628 (2000). 499-500.
  97. "Review of 'A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 628 (2000). 500-500.
  98. "Review of 'Proverbs: a Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 628 (2000). 500-501.
  99. "Review of 'The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, V 4: Sin-tav.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 627 (2000). 373-373.
  100. "Review of 'Stories in Scripture and Inscriptions: Comparative Studies on Narratives in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions and the Hebrew Bible.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 627 (2000). 374-375.
  101. "Review of 'The Text of Genesis 1-11: Textual Studies and Critical Edition.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 627 (2000). 375-376.
  102. "Review of 'Jonah.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 626 (2000). 244-245.
  103. "Review of 'Corporate Responsibility in the Hebrew Bible.'" Bibliotheca sacra 156 (1999). 495-496.
  104. "Review of 'Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, v 9.'" Bibliotheca sacra 156 (1999). 372-373.
  105. "Review of 'A Grammar of the Ugaritic Language.'" Bibliotheca sacra 156 (1999). 373-374.
  106. "Review of 'When God Becomes My Enemy: The Theology of the Complaint Psalms.'" Bibliotheca sacra 156 (1999). 375-375.
  107. "Review of 'Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, V 8.'" Bibliotheca sacra 156 (1999). 111-112.
  108. "Review of 'Retribution and Eschatology in Chronicles.'" Bibliotheca sacra 156 (1999). 113-113.
  109. "Review of 'The Names of God: Poetic Readings in Biblical Beginnings.'" Bibliotheca sacra 155 (1998). 492-493.
  110. "Review of 'Ruth, Esther.'" Bibliotheca sacra 155 (1998). 493-494.
  111. "Review of 'The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 40-66.'" Bibliotheca sacra 155 (1998). 494-496.
  112. "Does God Deceive?." Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 11-28.
  113. "Does God Change His Mind?." Kindred Spirit 22, no. 2 (1998). 4-5.
  114. "Review of 'The Hebrew and Aramaic lexicon of the Old Testament, v 2: Teth to 'Ayin.'" Bibliotheca sacra 154 (1997). 496-497.
  115. "Review of 'The Iconography of the Canaanite Gods Reshef and Ba'al: Late Bronze and Iron Age I Periods, ca 1500-1000 BCE.'" Bibliotheca sacra 154 (1997). 235-236.
  116. "Review of 'Social Justice in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East.'" Bibliotheca sacra 154 (1997). 236-236.
  117. "Review of 'The Lord Reigns: A Theological Handbook to the Psalms.'" Bibliotheca sacra 154 (1997). 239-240.
  118. "Review of 'Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, V 7.'" Bibliotheca sacra 154 (1997). 114-115.
  119. "Review of 'The Word Hesed in the Hebrew Bible.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 494-495.
  120. "Review of 'God at Sinai: Covenant and Theophany in the Bible and Ancient Near East.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 495-496.
  121. "Review of 'God Is a Warrior.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 496-497.
  122. "Review of 'Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi: An Exegetical Commentary.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 378-380.
  123. "Review of 'The Text of the Old Testament.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 244-244.
  124. "Review of 'Water and Storm Polemics against Baalism in the Deuteronomic History.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 244-245.
  125. "Review of 'Judges 1-5: a New Translation and Commentary.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 246-246.
  126. "Review of 'Dictionary of the North-West Semitic Inscriptions. v 1.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 114-116.
  127. "Review of 'Female and Male: The Cultic Personnel: The Bible and the Rest of the Ancient Near East.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 119-120.
  128. "Review of 'The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary.'" Bibliotheca sacra 153 (1996). 123-124.
  129. "Divine Hardening in the Old Testament." Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 410-34.
  130. "Does God "Change His Mind"." Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 387-399.
  131. "Review of 'Readings in Biblical Hebrew: an Intermediate Textbook.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 494-494.
  132. "Review of 'The Psalms and Their Readers: Interpretive Strategies for Psalm 18.'" Bibliotheca sacra 152 (1995). 496-497.
  133. "Review of 'The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, V 1: 'Aleph-heth.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 370-372.
  134. "Review of 'Beyond Form Criticism: Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism.'" Bibliotheca sacra 152 (1995). 237-238.
  135. "Review of 'Toward a Grammar of Biblical Poetics: Tales of the Prophets.'" Bibliotheca sacra 152 (1995). 241-242.
  136. "Review of 'Habakkuk.'" Bibliotheca sacra 152 (1995). 115-116.
  137. "Review of 'The Minor Prophets: an Exegetical and Expository Commentary, V 1: Hosea, Joel, Amos.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 498-499.
  138. "The Polemic against Baalism in Israel's Early History and Literature." Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 267-283.
  139. "Review of 'Seeing and Hearing God with the Psalms: the Prophetic Liturgy of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 368-369.
  140. "Review of 'Analytical Key to the Old Testament. V 2: Judges-2 Chronicles.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 239-240.
  141. "The "Everlasting Covenant" and the "City of Chaos" : Intentional Ambiguity and Irony in Isaiah 24." Criswell Theological Review 6 (1993). 237-253.
  142. "Review of 'Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: A Commentary.'" Bibliotheca sacra 150 (1993). 121-122.
  143. "Review of 'Amos: A Commentary.'" Bibliotheca sacra 149 (1992). 492-493.
  144. "Review of 'Lexis Ludens: Wordplay and the Book of Micah.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 493-493.
  145. "Review of 'The Women of Genesis: From Sarah to Potiphar's Wife.'" Bibliotheca sacra 149 (1992). 376-377.
  146. "Review of 'Understanding the Book of Amos: Basic Issues in Current Interpretations.'" Grace Theological Journal 12 (1991). 289-290.
  147. "Review of 'Understanding the Book of Amos: Basic Issues in Current Interpretations.'" Grace Theological PEERnal 12 (1991). 289-290.
  148. ""For Three Sinseven for Four" : The Numerical Sayings in Amos." Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 188-197.
  149. "Review of 'The Qumran Community.'" Bibliotheca sacra 145 (1988). 467-467.
  150. "Review of 'A Tribute to Gleason Archer: Essays on the Old Testament.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 110-110.
  151. "Wordplay in the Eighth-Century Prophets." Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 44-52.
  152. "Structure, Style, and the Prophetic Message : An Analysis of Isaiah 5:8-30." Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 46-60.

Academic Interests

  • Old Testament exegesis
  • Old Testament narrative
  • Old Testament prophetic literature
  • Hebrew language

Personal Interests

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