Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Address130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 1982

President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

A.B., Wheaton College,
B.D., Wheaton Graduate School of Theology,
M.A., Brandeis University,
Ph.D., Brandeis University,

Dr. Kaiser is the Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament and President Emeritus of Gordon-Conwell. He also served as the seminary’s president from 1997-2006.

Prior to coming to Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Kaiser taught Bible and archaeology at Wheaton College, Wheaton Illinois and taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in several capacities. In addition to teaching in the Old Testament department, he was senior vice president of education, academic dean, and senior vice president of distance learning and ministries.

Dr. Kaiser currently serves on the boards of several Christian organizations. He has contributed to such publications as Journal for the Study of Old Testament, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Christianity Today, Westminster Theological Journal, and Evangelical Quarterly. He has also written numerous books, some of which are: Toward an Old Testament Theology; Ecclesiastes: Total Life; Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching; Hard Sayings of the Old Testament; Communicator’s Commentary: Micah to Malachi; Leviticus in The New Interpreter’s Bible; Exodus in the Expositor’s Bible Commentary; The Messiah in the Old Testament; A History of Israel; and co-authored An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning.

Dr. Kaiser and his wife, Marge, have three sons, one daughter, four granddaughters, and three grandsons.

Areas of Interest

Old Testament;

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