Douglas K. Stuart, PhD


  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Yale Divinity School, graduate studies
  • Harvard University, BA

Teaching Career

  • Professor of Old Testament, specializing in Assyrian and Babylonian languages and literature, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Co-chair of the Old Testament Colloquium for the Boston Theological Institute
  • Visiting professor, guest lecturer, and speaker at colleges, seminaries, and universities across the United States

Other Career Highlights

  • Activity in several organizations, including The Evangelical Theological Society, the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, and the Society of Biblical Literature
  • Radio and television broadcasts, including appearances in both Mysteries of the Bibleand Christianity: The First Thousand Years
  • Ordained minister, pastoring numerous churches in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • Ministry work among gypsies in Eastern Europe
  • Fluent in several languages and able to navigate through several others, including Arabic, Aramaic, Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Romanian, Syriac, Targumic Aramaic, and Ugaritic


  • Author of several books, including Old Testament Exegesis: A Primer for Students and Pastors,Studies in Early Hebrew Meter, and various Bible commentaries including volumes on Hosea, Ezekiel, Malachi, and Jonah. His most bestselling book, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, has been translated into more than 20 languages.
  • Author of numerous journal articles for publications such as Christianity Today,Decision Magazine, the Journal of Biblical Literature, and Hebrew Union College Annual