John H. Sailhamer

John Sailhamer is an evangelical Old Testament scholar. He is currently Professor of Old Testament Studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California. He was President of The Evangelical Theological Society in 2000.

Sailhamer is a proponent of what he calls the _Historical Creationist_view of Genesis 1 as presented in his Genesis Unbound: A Provocative New Look at the Creation Account(Multnomah Books, 1996). [1]Contrasted with more recognizable interpretations of the Genesis creation account, not many modern scholars have lent their support to this somewhat unique view.


  • Ph.D. University of California at Los Angeles
  • Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A. University of California at Los Angeles
  • B.A. State University at Long Beach