Announcing visiting scholar in Old Testament

Posted: February 7, 2017

Briercrest is excited to announce we will be hosting a Visiting Scholar in Old Testament for the 2017-18 academic year! Dr. Keith Bodner is currently Professor of Religious Studies at Crandall University in New Brunswick. He also taught a number of years at Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto. He holds PhD degrees in Biblical Studies (University of Aberdeen) and English Literature (University of Manchester). He serves on the editorial board of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, and is a former section chair (Bakhtin and the Biblical Imagination) for the Society of Biblical Literature. His 2008 book 1 Samuel: A Narrative Commentary was awarded the R. B. Y. Scott Award from the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and he has lectured widely to academic and popular audiences. Other publications include The Rebellion of Absalom (Routledge) and The Artistic Dimension (LHBOTS), and he has a number of recent volumes with Oxford University Press, including Jeroboam’s Royal Drama, Elisha’s Profile in the Book of Kings, After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44, and An Ark on the Nile: The Beginning of the Book of Exodus. He preaches every Sunday, has a wife and three kids, and is the steward of a number of deeply problematic cats.

 Dr. Bodner and his family will be joining us here on campus for the year. During that time, he will be teaching five Old Testament courses. The first, Preaching and Teaching Biblical Narratives, will be offered in June! Visit for more info on this course and other upcoming seminary courses.