Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament the Rev. Dr. Jerome F. D. Creach has released a new book The Destiny of the Righteous in the Psalms (Chalice Press, 2008).

The first chapter in the book of Psalms promises that the righteous will be secure and prosperous, “like trees planted by streams of water” (Ps. 1:3). In this thorough analysis of the book of Psalms, Creach expounds on his proposal that Psalms is centrally concerned with the destiny of the righteous.

Before joining the faculty of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2000, Creach taught at Barton College (1994-2000), the College of William & Mary (1993-94), Randolph-Macon College (1993), and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (1992-93). He earned his doctorate at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union-PSCE) and M.Div. and Th.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Creach is interested in Old Testament theology and the appropriation of the Bible to the life of the church. Psalms and Prophets are his primary areas of research. A minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Creach has served congregations in Virginia and North Carolina and preaches and teaches regularly in churches in the Pittsburgh area. Creach’s other publications include Joshua: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (WJK 2003), Psalms Interpretation Bible Studies (Geneva 1999), and Yahweh as Refuge and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter (Sheffield Academic Press 1996).

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 380 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.