About Dr. Eugene H. Merrill
  • Eugene H. Merrill is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX, a position he has held for 35 years. In addition, he serves as Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is married to Dr. Janet L. Merrill and he and his wife have one daughter, Sonya L. Merrill, M .D., PhD. A native of  Maine, Dr. Merrill took degrees at Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina; New York University (M.A. in Judaica); and Columbia University (Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies). He currently lectures in the areas of Hebrew and Semitic languages, biblical backgrounds, and Old Testament theology. He has lectured abroad on many occasions and at present is involved in an archaeological excavation at Khirbet al-Maqatir, a possible site of biblical Ai.

    Among Professor Merrill's major publications are An Historical Survey of the Old Testament  (Baker, 1966; 2nd edition, 1991.); 1 & 2 Chronicles (Zondervan, 1988); Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel (Baker, 1987; 2nd edition, 2008); Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Moody, 1994; reprint Galaxie, 2003); Deuteronomy (Broadman & Holman, 1994); (with Charles Dyer) The Old Testament Explorer (Word, 2001); and Everlasting Dominion: A Theology of the Old Testament (Broadman & Holman, 2006. He was an associate editor of the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan, 1997) and is currently editing a multi-volume theological word study of the Old Testament (Chariot-Victor). He was a translator of the New King James Version and the New Living Translation; an editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible; and a contributor to The Apologetics Study Bible and the Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible.

    Dr. Merrill and his wife are members of First Baptist Church of Dallas where he serves as a deacon and an adult Sunday school teacher. He is also currently the President of the Evangelical Theological Society (2009-2010)


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