B.A. in Mathematics Education, University of Florida, 1972.
M.Div., Th.M., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1976, 1978.
Th.D., Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984.
Honorary Research Fellow, W. F. Albright Institute, Jerusalem, for Archaeological Research. Fall 1992.
Project Research: "The Vineyard and the Cultus: A Study in the Socio-Cultic Implications of Bronze and Iron Age Viticulture and Vinification." Following the completion of the Numbers Commentary and the Intro to Biblical Archaeology for Broadman, I plan to continue research toward the completion of a book on this subject.
Teaching Fellow, Contract Teacher, Old Testament & Hebrew, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1976-78.
Contract Instructor, Biblical Archaeology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Part-time Fall 1982, Full-time 1983-86.
Professor of Biblical Archaeology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986-2000.
Professor of Old Testament and Archaeology, NOBTS, 2000-present
Historical Geography of Bible Lands
Encountering the Biblical World - Biblical Backgrounds
"The Old and the New: Paul's Ministry of the Covenant, 2 Corinthians 2:14-3:18" Theological Educator, Fall 1989.
"A Crisis of Faith: The Idolatry Polemics in the Book of Hosea" Theological Educator, Fall 1993.
"Archaeology and the Cities in the Book of Acts" Theological Educator, 1992.
"Recent Developments in Biblical Archaeology" Theological Educator, Spring 1994.
"The Visionary Context of Revelation: Amos 7-9 and the Ethics of the Kingdom" Theological Educator, Fall 1995.
"The Inns of the First Century" Biblical Illustrator, Winter 1999.
"The Moabite Stone" in Biblical Illustrator, 2010.
"Introduction to the Book of Numbers," in Biblical Illustrator, 2011
Bandits, Prophets and Messiahs: Popular Movements at the Time of Jesus, by Richard A. Horsley and John S. Hanson (Theological Educator, Fall 1987)
Manners and Customs in the Bible, by Victor H. Matthews (Theological Educator, Fall 1989)
Biblical Archaeology: The World, the Mediterranean, the Bible, by Henry O. Thompson (Theological Educator, Fall 1989)
II Chronicles (Word Biblical Commentary), by Raymond B. Dillard (Theological Educator, Fall 1990)
Nag Hammadi Gnosticism, and Early Christianity, eds. Charles W. Hedrick and Robert Hodgson, Jr. (Theological Educator, Fall 1990)
The Nag Hammadi Library in English (rev. ed.). James M. Robinson, Gen. Ed.(Theological Educator, Fall 1990)
Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (10,000-586 B.C.) by Amihai Mazar. The Anchor Bible Reference Library Series. (Theological Educator, Fall 1990)
The World of Jesus: First-Century Judaism in Crisis, Understanding Jesus Today by John Riches (Theological Educator, Fall 1991)
Jewish Law From Jesus to the Mishnah: Five Studies by E. P. Sanders (Theological Educator, Fall 1991)
Jeremiah, Lamentations. The Communicator’s Commentary, by John Guest (Theological Educator, Fall 1991)
Writings From Ancient Israel: A Handbook of Historical and Religious Documents by Klaas A. D. Smelik, G. I. Davies (Theological Educator, Fall 1993)
Jesus and the Forgotten City: New Light on Sepphoris and the Urban World of Jesus by Richard A. Batey (Theological Educator, Fall 1993)
The Archaeology of Ancient Israel, ed. by Amnon Ben-Tor & R. Greenberg (Theological Educator, Fall 1993)
What Has Archaeology To Do With Faith? Ed. by James H. Charlesworth and Walter P. Weaver, (Theological Educator, Fall 1993)
The Christian and Judaic Invention of History, ed. by Jacob Neusner, American Academy of Religion, Studies in Religion, vol. 55, (Theological Educator, Fall 1993)
Israel and the Politics of Land: A Theological Case Study by W. Eugene March (Theological Educator, Spring 1995)
Giving Goliath His Due: New Archaeological Light on the Philistines, by Neal Bierling (Theological Educator, Spring 1995)
The History of Ancient Palestine, by Gosta W. Ahlstrom, with a contribution by Gary O. Rollefson (Theological Educator, Fall 1995)
Numbers 1-20: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, Anchor Bible Commentary, by Baruch A Levine (JETS, Spring 1997)
Numbers: An Exegetical Commentary, by R. K. Harrison (JETS, Spring 1997)
Creator and Creation: Nature in the Worldview of Ancient Israel, by Ronald A. Simkins (JETS, Spring 1997)
The Biblical Flood: A Case Study of the Church’s Response to Extrabiblical Evidence, by Davis A. Young (JETS, Spring 1997)
The Sub-Loco Notes in the Torah by D. Mynatt. 1997. (Hebrew Studies, 1999).
The Study of the Ancient Near East in the 21st Century: The W.F. Albright Centennial Conference. Ed. By J.S. Cooper and G.M. Schwartz. (JETS. Fall, 1998).
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology of the Near East. Ed. by Eric Meyers, et al. (JETS, Spring 1999)
The Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ed. by L. Schiffman, and J. Vanderkam, 2000. (JETS, 2001).
BOOKS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
The New King James Study Bible "Introduction and Notes on the Book of Jeremiah" Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997.
Disciples Study Bible, "Introduction to the Book of Deuteronomy" Broadman, 1988.
The Book of Numbers. New American Commentary. Broadman, 2000.
Translation of Numbers 1-17. Holman Christian Standard Bible, Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2000-01.
"Notes on Numbers" in the Apologetics Study Bible, Broadman & Holman, 2009
"Numbers" in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Zondervan 2009.
"Notes on Numbers" in the HCSB Study Bible, Broadman & Holman, 2010
"The Challenge of Faith's Final Step: Israel's Journey toward Victory in Numbers 33," in Giving the Sense: Understanding and Using Old Testament Historical Texts, eds. D.M. Howard, Jr. and M. Grisanti, Kregel, 2003.
Current project: NUMBERS, The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary for Logos
Current Project: Introduction to Biblical Archaeology, wtih Dr. Dan Warner, Zondervan Publishers, projected date 2015.
Current Project: Tapestry in the Torah: Literary Structures in the Pentateuch,