Walter C Kaiser Jr

Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. (b. 1933), is an evangelical Old Testament scholar, writer, educator, and distinguished Professor of Old Testament and President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Kaiser received his A.B. from Wheaton College and a B.D. from Wheaton Graduate School. He has earned both a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Mediterranean studies from Brandeis University. Prior to serving at Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Kaiser taught Bible and archaeology at Wheaton College and he was academic dean and Professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he taught for more than twenty years.

Selected Publications

  • Toward an Old Testament Theology (1978)
  • Toward an Exegetical Theology (1981)
  • A Biblical Approach to Personal Suffering (1982)
  • Toward Old Testament Ethics (1983)
  • Malachi: God's Unchanging Love (1984)
  • The Uses of the Old Testament in the New (1985)
  • Toward a Rediscovery of the Old Testament (1987)
  • Hard Sayings of the Old Testament (1988)
  • Back toward the Future: Hints for Interpreting Biblical Prophecy(1989)
  • Commentary on "Exodus" in The Expositor's Bible Commentary (1990)
  • More Hard Sayings of the Old Testament (1992)
  • Communicator's Commentary: Micah, Malachi (1992)
  • Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics (co-authored with Moisés Silva) (1994)
  • Commentary on "Leviticus" in The New Interpreter's Bible (1994)
  • Messiah in the Old Testament (1995)
  • A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age Through the Jewish Wars (1998)
  • The Christian and the Old Testament (1998)
  • The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable & Relevant? (2001)
  • Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament (2003)