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John Goldingay

Senior Professor of Old Testament and David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus of Old Testament

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

BA, University of OxfordPhD, University of NottinghamDD, Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth

Courses Taught

OT500: Introduction to the Old TestamentOT517: IsaiahOT517: PsalmsOT556: Old Testament HermeneuticsOT551: Old Testament EthicsBI500: Interpretive Practices

Campus Affiliations

Center for Advanced Theological Studies

Areas of Expertise

Isaiah, Psalms, Old Testament theology

Current Research

Hosea to Micah, Daniel, Genesis

“I want to see things through the eyes of Genesis or Isaiah or Lamentations. My Christian faith will sometimes enable me to perceive things in the Old Testament that I might otherwise miss. . . . but I want the Old Testament to correct my Christian assump


Dr. Goldingay, in his book Introduction to the Old Testament: Exploring Text, Approaches & Issues. Glimpse his daily routine in this video.


John Goldingay, who came to Fuller in 1997, is currently senior professor of Old Testament and David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus of Old Testament. He was previously principal and a professor of Old Testament at St. John’s Theological College in Notti

Recent Blog Posts

  • Hosea 12-13

    May 3, 2022

    From John: There’s a paper under Prophets on these chapters that studies them asa curated compilation of short prophetic messages, ass... Read More

  • JOY

    January 20, 2022

    Joy: A paper by John posted under Other Papers ‘Rejoice in the Lord’, Paul says (Philippians 4:4). How does that work?In the Scriptures ... Read More

  • The Messiah in Christian Faith

    December 14, 2021

    The Oxford Interfaith Study Group had a session on the Messiah inChristianity and in Judaism. John’s Christian version is posted under... Read More

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