Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament
Year Started at PTS: 2000

Contact Info

jcreach@pts.edu
 412-924-1428

Education

  • Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia / Bible (Old Testament)
  • Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary / Systematic Theology
  • M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Gardner-Webb University Year / Religion

Recent Courses Taught

  • The Shape and Content of the Bible
  • Violence in the Bible
  • Prophets and Psalms
  • Amos
  • Introduction to Old Testament Theology
  • Hebrew
  • Old Testament Exegesis
  • The Book of Psalms

 

Church Association

Ordination: PC(USA), Minister of Word and Sacrament

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • Old Testament Psalms and Prophets
  • Violence in the Bible

Professional Service

Leadership for Professional Societies

  • 2007-present: Editorial Committee member, Horizons in Biblical Theology
  • 2001-2003: Book Review Editor, Horizons in Biblical Theology
  • 1998-2007: Steering Committee member, Society of Biblical Literature, Book of Psalms Section
  • 1997-2000: Steering Committee member, Southeastern Commission on the Study of Religion, Hebrew Bible Section

Awards/Fellowships/Distinctions

  • 2007: Theological Scholars Grant, Association of Theological Schools, for research and writing of Violence in the Bible (one of 10 annual awards)
  • 2005: General Grant, Louisville Institute for “A Consultation on the Problem of Violence in Scripture"
  • 1998: Young Scholars’ Fellowship, Catholic Biblical Association (one of two annual awards to support research of scholars who have taught fewer than seven years)
  • 1996: Christian Faith and Life Teaching-Team Grant, Louisville Institute (to support a study of the implications of biblical conceptions of creation on ecological issues in Eastern North Carolina)

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