Faculty

J. Blair Wilgus, Ph.D.

J. Blair WilgusChair, Online Undergraduate Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies


Phone: (714) 879-3901 x1269
Email: jbwilgus@hiu.edu
Office: Nutwood Rm 315

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., Hebrew Bible & Old Testament Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
M.A., Old Testament, Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL
M.Div., Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL
B.A., Preaching, Johnson University, Knoxville, TN

COURSES:

  • History and Literature of Ancient Israel
  • Pentateuch
  • Prophets
  • Hebrew Tools
  • Old Testament Theology

AFFILIATIONS:

  • Society of Biblical Literature, member
  • Evangelical Theological Society, member
  • ETS OT Theology Study Group, committee member

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Deuteronomy, the Prophets, and the Life of the Church: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Gary Hall. Prestson, Victoria: Mosaic, 2013. Co-edited with Jason T. Lecureux and James Riley Estep, Jr.
  • “Amos 4: An Exercise in Old Testament Exegetical Methodology.” Pages 86-104 in Deuteronomy, the Prophets, and the Life of the Church: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Gary Hall. Prestson, Victoria: Mosaic, 2013.
  • “Bethel” in The Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students (Baylor University Press, forthcoming)
  • Several book reviews published in Expository Times, Restoration Quarterly, and Stone-Campbell Journal

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Old Testament Theology – especially the issue of the violence of God in the Old Testament
  • Hebrew Prophets – especially the book of Amos

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

I am originally from the east coast of Maryland and my wife is from Pennsylvania. We have travelled through the states and quite a bit of Europe. We enjoy traveling to new places, seeing new sights, and especially eating local cuisine. Still, it’s hard to turn down a movie in the cinema or a day spent on a California beach.

FAVORITE QUOTE:
“Although my memory's fading I remember two things very clearly: I'm a great sinner and Christ is a great savior.”

  • Albert Finney as John Newton in "Amazing Grace"

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