Samuel E. Balentine
Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Old Testament
Oxford University, D. Phil.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Furman University, B.A.
A highly regarded scholar who served on the faculty of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond for 10 years, Balentine joined the Union-PSCE faculty in September 2004. He is the author of four books, including a commentary on Leviticus in the Interpretation Bible Commentary series (John Knox Press) and The Torah’s Vision of Worship (Fortress Press, 1999). He has edited or co-edited numerous books and scholarly journals, and written nearly three dozen articles for significant journals in biblical studies. Prior to joining the faculty of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Balentine served as a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He recently published a major commentary on the Book of Job. Balentine is General Editor of the Smyth and Helwys Bible Commentary series, co-editor of Interpretation, and a member of the editorial board for The New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible