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Boyd V. Seevers
Professor of Old Testament Studies
Boyd Seevers, Ph.D. lived in Israel for eight years with his wife, Karen, and their four children. Since coming to Northwestern in 2000 he has led numerous trips back to Israel for study, teaching during sabbatical, archaeological excavation, and filming for Distance Education courses. He is an expert on ancient warfare and has participated in numerous archaeological excavations in Israel. He has published in the fields of biblical geography and history, ancient warfare, linguistics, archaeology, and the Christian life. He has served on the Board of Directors for Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel since 2011. Boyd also enjoys competing in marathons and Ironman triathlons.
- Israel--ancient and modern
- History--Old Testament and intertestamental
- Hebrew--biblical and modern
- Books of the Bible--Daniel, Genesis
Ph.D., Theological Studies with Old Testament concentration, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Th.M., Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
Graduate study at Jerusalem University College
B.A., Biblical Studies, Wheaton College
- Old Testament Warfare. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, forthcoming.
- 128 articles for Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, eds. Tremper Longman III, Peter Enns, Mark Strauss. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming.
- "Joshua" and "Daniel" chapters in What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About, Jason S. DeRouche, ed. Grand Rapids: Kregel, forthcoming.
- Boyd Seevers and Joanna Klein. “Genetics and the Bible: The Curious Case of the Left-Handed Benjamites.” Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith. 64:3 (Sep 2012).
- "David" in the Lexham Bible Dictionary, John D. Barry, ed. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2012.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding Wisdom and Meaning in the Parts of the Bible Most People Skip. Grand Rapids: Bethany House, 2012.
- "Old Testament Fortifications," The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, eds. Danny Hays, Scott Duvall. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011.
- "How Big Was Israel's Army?: Dealing with Large Numbers in the Bible." Artifax. Summer 2011: 18-19.
- “Remembrance” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings, eds. Tremper Longman III and Peter Enns, 643-47. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity, 2008.
- “Bethsaida and Other Fortified Cities in Northern Israel during Iron Age II.” Artifax. Autumn 2008: 20-27.
- “Select Biblical Customs in Light of the Cultural Practices of the Rwala Bedouin Tribe.” Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin. 52 (2007): 17-33.
- Excavations at Northwestern College 2006. Edited and helped write 104 page illustrated report of excavations led as part of archaeological courses taught fall 2006.
- Six articles in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis. Willem A. VanGemeren, gen. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.
- “Four-Chamber Gates in the Ancient Near East during the Middle Bronze and Late Bronze Ages.” Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference, Omaha, Nebr., Nov. 2007.
- “Bethsaida and Other Fortified Cities in Northern Israel during Iron Age II.” Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference, Omaha, Nebr., Nov. 2006.
- “Select Biblical Customs in Light of the Cultural Practices of the Rwala Bedouin Tribe.” Near East Archaeological Society annual meeting, Valley Forge, Pa., Nov. 2005.
- “Israelite Warfare from Joshua to David.” Near East Archaeological Society annual meeting, Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 2003.
- Northwestern College Teacher of the Year 2005-06 and 2011-12.
- Course on Second Temple Judaism named distance education Undergraduate Course of the Year for 2006 by ACCESS group, sponsored by Christianity Today.
- Excellence in teaching award from NWC Distance Education dept. 2006.
- Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005.
- Guest lecturer, Bethlehem College & Seminary, Minneapolis, MN (2011-12)
- Visiting Professor at Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel (Spring 2011)
- Board of Directors for Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel since 2011.
- Co-Director in Board of Directors, Bethsaida Excavation Project (Israel) 2006.
- Memberships: Evangelical Theological Society, Society of Biblical Literature, and Near Eastern Archaeological Society
Office Location: Nazareth Hall 3116