Dr. Stephen Sumner

Stephen Sumner, PhD (Candidate)

Professor of Old Testament Mission
Semitic Languages Specialist
International Experiences: Honduras, USA

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Candidate), Northwest Semitic Philology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Arts, Northwest Semitic Philology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Arts, Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Exposition, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Doctoral Dissertation

  • The Curses in the Psalms

 

Academic Experiences

  • Instructor for College Core, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Teaching Assistant, Old Aramaic, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Teaching Assistant, Imperial Aramaic, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Classic Hebrew, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
  • Teaching Assistant, Elementary Classic Hebrew, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Teaching Specializations

  • Old Testament Studies
  • Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Biblical Aramaic Language and Literature
  • Semitic Languages 

Ministry & Professional Experiences

Pastoral Internships

  • Reston Bible Church, Dulles, VA
  • Sold Rock Bible Church, Plymouth, MI

 

Publications   

Authored Books (in preparation)

  • The Curses in the Psalms
  • Violence in the Hebrew Bible: A View from the Psalms

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • "The Genealogy and Theology of Isaiah 11:1” Vetus Testamentum” (forthcoming)


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (in preparation)

  • “Haling the Divine: Rhetorical Strategies for Answered Prayer in the Psalms”
  • “Byblian Religion and the Ahirom Inscription” 

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    “Shame and Death: Equal Weights on the Scales of Justice”   

 

Conference Papers

  • “Haling the Diving: Rhetorical Strategies for Answered Prayer”  Society of Biblical Literature: Midwest Regional Meeting (February 3, 2018)  
  • "Isaiah 11:1 in the Light of Assyrian Analogues”  

    American Oriental Society: Midwest Regional Meeting: “What Difference Does Time Make” (February 12, 2017)

Academic & Professional Memberships

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Association of Jewish Studies

Languages

  • Modern Languages
    • English, Native or Bilingual Proficiency Kiswahili, Advanced Proficiency
    • French, Reading Proficiency
    • German, Reading Proficiency
  • Ancient Languages
    • Hebrew (Classical, Qumran, Tannaitic), Advanced Proficiency
    • Aramaic (Old, Imperial, Biblical), Advanced Proficiency
    • Syriac, Advanced Proficiency
    • Phoenician-Punic, Advanced Proficiency
    • Ugaritic, Advanced Proficiency 
    • Akkadian, Research Proficiency

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      New Testament Greek, Research Proficiency