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Robert B. Chisholm

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
office:
TODD 201C
phone:
214-887-5311
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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. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Israel's Retreat and the Failure of Prophecy in 2 Kings 3." Bibliotheca Sacra 92 (2011). 70-80.
  2. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Ehud: Assessing an Assassin." Bibliotheca Sacra , no. 168 (2010). 274-82.
  3. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Israel’s Retreat and the Failure of Prophecy in 2 Kings 3." Biblica , no. 92 (2010). 70-80.
  4. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "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. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "A Note on Judges 13:20-21: Sorting out the Syntax." Jewish Bible Quarterly , no. 38.1 (2010). 10-12.
  6. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "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.
  7. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "When Prophecy Appears to Fail, Check Your Hermeneutic." JETS , no. 53 (2010). 561-77.
  8. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "The Ethical Challenge of Jephthah’s Fulfilled Vow." Bibliotheca Sacra , no. 167 (2010). 404-22.
  9. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Identity Crisis: Assessing Samson’s Birth and Career." Bibliotheca Sacra , no. 166 (2009). 147-62.
  10. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "How a Hermeneutical Virus Can Corrupt Theological Systems." Bibliotheca Sacra , no. 166 (2009). 259-70.
  11. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "The Chronology of the Book of Judges: A Linguistic Clue to Solving a Pesky Problem." JETS , no. 52 (2009). 247-55.
  12. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "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.
  13. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Yahweh Versus the Canaanite Gods: Polemic in Judges and 1 Samuel 1-7." Bibliotheca Sacra 164, no. 654 (2007). 165-80.
  14. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Anatomy of an Anthropomorphism: Does God Discover Facts?." Bibliotheca Sacra 164, no. 653 (2007). 3-20.
  15. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "The Christological Fulfillment of Isaiah’s Servant Songs." Bibliotheca Sacra 163, no. 652 (2006). 387-404.
  16. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "A Rhetorical Use of Point of View in Old Testament Narrative." Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 404-414.
  17. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "God’s Faithfulness Through Time." Decision 45, no. 1 (2002). 36-39.
  18. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Pharaoh Don’t Know Diddly." Kindred Spirit 25, no. 1 (2001). 3-5.
  19. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., ""Drink Water from Your Own Cistern": a Literary Study of Proverbs 5:15-23." Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 628 (2000). 397-409.
  20. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Does God Deceive?." Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 11-28.
  21. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Does God Change His Mind?." Kindred Spirit 22, no. 2 (1998). 4-5.
  22. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Divine Hardening in the Old Testament." Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 410-34.
  23. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Does God "Change His Mind"." Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 387-399.
  24. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "The Polemic against Baalism in Israel's Early History and Literature." Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 267-283.
  25. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "The "Everlasting Covenant" and the "City of Chaos" : Intentional Ambiguity and Irony in Isaiah 24." Criswell Theological Review 6 (1993). 237-253.
  26. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., ""For Three Sinseven for Four" : The Numerical Sayings in Amos." Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 188-197.
  27. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "Wordplay in the Eighth-Century Prophets." Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 44-52.
  28. Chisholm, Jr., Robert B., "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

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