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James T. Butler

Senior Associate Professor of Old Testament

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

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 OT

Areas of Expertise

Jeremiah, Deuteronomistic literature, Old Testament theology, Job


Jim Butler is 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 Butler include Pentateuch, Jeremiah, and Job.

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