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J. Andrew Dearman

Senior Professor of Old Testament

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

BA, University of North Carolina
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
PhD, Emory University

Courses Taught

OT500: Writings as Introduction to the Old Testament
OT501: Pentateuch
OT502: Hebrew Prophets
OT504: Writings
OT506: Old Testament Exegesis: Jeremiah
OT507: Old Testament Exegesis: Esther and Ruth
OT507: Old Testament Exegesis: Writings
OT534: Old Testament Theology
OT567: Jeremiah (English Text)

Campus Affiliations

Center for Advanced Theological Studies

Areas of Expertise

Old Testament, biblical studies, history and archaeology of the Ancient Near East


John Andrew (Andy) Dearman is senior professor of Old Testament. Dr. Dearman joined Fuller’s faculty in 2009 after several years of connection to the seminary, including teaching as an adjunct professor at two regional campuses. Before coming to Fuller, he taught Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for 27 years, serving as its academic dean from 1997 to 2003. Additionally, Dearman spent time on faculty at Louisiana State University and has served as a visiting professor at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; Stellenbosch University, South Africa; the University of South Africa; and Justo Mwale Theological College, Zambia. A respected archaeological researcher, he has held staff positions on archaeological surveys and excavations in Israel and Jordan.

Dearman has written several books, including Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives (2019), Hosea (NICOT, 2010), Jeremiah and Lamentations (NIV Application Commentary series, 2002), The Land that I Will Show You: Essays on the History and Archaeology of the Near East in Honor of J. Maxwell Miller (editor and contributor, 2001), Religion and Culture in Ancient Israel (1992), Harper’s Bible Pronunciation Guide (editor and contributor, 1989), Studies of the Mesha Inscription and Moab (editor and contributor, 1989), and Property Rights in the Eighth-Century Prophets: The Conflict and Its Background (1988). He served as editor of the journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (2004–2006), and on the editorial boards of the NIV Application Commentary series by Zondervan and the Bulletin of Biblical Research. Additionally, he participated in two Bible translation projects, contributing to The Voice (Thomas Nelson) and serving as a translation editor for the Common English Bible (Abingdon).

Dearman, who holds an honorary ThD from the Reformed Theological Academy of Debrecen in Hungary, is ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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