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James T. Butler

Senior Associate Professor of Old Testament

BA, Wake Forest University
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary

Courses Taught

LG807/507: Hebrew Reading

MT800: Tutorial in Mission Theology

OT500: Writings as Introduction to the Old Testament

OT501: Pentateuch

OT502: Hebrew Prophets

OT504: Writings

OT506: OT Exegesis: Jeremiah

OT506: OT Exegesis: Joshua–Kings

OT507: OT Exegesis: Biblical Wisdom Literature

OT507: OT Exegesis: Job

OT534: Old Testament Theology

OT570: Job and Human Suffering

OT801/588: Critical Approaches to the Old Testament

Areas of Expertise

Jeremiah, Deuteronomistic literature, Old Testament theology, Job


Jim Butler is senior associate professor of Old Testament and has been teaching at Fuller since 1982. He is ordained as a Southern Baptist, and is a faculty coordinator for the InterSem program (Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish seminary students) and other interfaith dialogues. Courses regularly taught by Professor Butler include Pentateuch, Jeremiah, and Job.

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