Peter Enns

Peter Enns is an American Old Testament scholar and was Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hermeneutics at Westminster Theological Seminary (WTS), Philadelphia until 2008. He has a BA from Messiah College (1982), an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary (1989), and MA (1993) and PhD (1994) from Harvard University where he also served as a Teaching Fellow from 1990-1994. Enns was the editor of the Westminster Theological Journal from 2000-2005. WTS suspended Enns following the end of the Spring semester, 2008 due to the theological issues raised in his book Inspiration and Incarnation.^[1]^ Enns decided to leave WTS after fourteen years and did so on mutually agreeable terms with the WTS administration.^[2]^


Selected publications

  • Ecclesiastes. Two Horizons Commentary Series. Eerdmans, 2008.
  • Invitation to Genesis. Abingdon, 2006.
  • Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament. Baker Academic, 2005.
  • Exodus. NIV Application Commentary. Zondervan, 2000.
  • Exodus Retold: Ancient Exegesis of the Departure from Egypt in Wisdom 10:15-21 and 19:1-9. Scholars Press, 1997.
  • Poetry and Wisdom. Baker, 1997.

Edited works

  • With Tremper Longman III and Mark Strauss, Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Baker, 2009.
  • With Tremper Longman III, Dictionary of the Old Testament:Wisdom, Poetry, and Writings. IVP Academic, 2008.


  1. See A Message from the Board of Trustees and the official documentation. Cf. Bruce McCormack's criticism here.
  2. Joint Statement by WTS and Professor Enns

External links

Online writings

Reviews of Inspiration and Incarnation