Gary P. Arbino

 Gary P. Arbino
Address201 Seminary Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Professor of Archaeology and Old Testament, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary,
M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary,
B.A., Humboldt State University,

A native Californian, Dr. Arbino has been at Golden Gate since 1986 and began his full-time teaching duties in 1996. For Dr. Arbino, the integration of text and context is essential for the interpretation of God’s Word. Because of this, Dr. Arbino seeks to bring the Old Testament to life for students through his experiences and training in Archaeology and Theatre Arts. Since 1990, Dr. Arbino has excavated in the Middle East at Tel Miqne-Ekron, Tall al-Umeryi, Beth Shemesh and Tel Rehov. He currently serves as the Field Archaeologist in the renewed excavations at Tel Gezer. As Curator of the Seminary’s Archaeological Museum, he brings the results of archaeological fieldwork to students and local community members. Through his writings in Biblical Illustrator, Dr. Arbino hopes to provide important biblical background material for the larger community as well. He is active in professional organizations including the Society of Biblical Literature, National Association of Professors of Hebrew, and American Schools of Oriental Research, for which he presently serves as a Trustee. When he is not catching up on administrative duties at the Seminary, Dr. Arbino enjoys reading, model building, and photography, and has sung in several choral groups. Active in church, he teaches a weekly adult Bible Study class. He and his wife, Maggie, live in Petaluma.

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