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Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • PH.D., OLD TESTAMENT, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (2004)
  • TH.M., SEMITICS AND OLD TESTAMENT, DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (1984)
  • B.S., GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1977)

John Hilber

  • Professor of Old Testament

Faculty Positions

  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Bible, Theology & Ministry

Education

  • PH.D., OLD TESTAMENT, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (2004)
  • TH.M., SEMITICS AND OLD TESTAMENT, DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (1984)
  • B.S., GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1977)

Dr. John Hilber, professor of Old Testament, brings a pastoral heart to the classroom, encouraging seminarians to grow in grace by encountering the Living Word through the written word. He teaches graduate-level courses in the Hebrew language, biblical hermeneutics, Christian spiritual formation and biblical exegesis, guiding students in his classes toward greater confidence in their skills to interpret, appreciate and engage the texts of the Old Testament.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge, the bulk of Dr. Hilber’s research has focused on ancient Near Eastern religion as it relates to Old Testament prophecy. A more recent research agenda emerged during his sabbatical as a Senior Research Fellow of the Henry Center for Theological Understanding where he engaged questions of science and the Bible.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Hilber joined the faculty of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in 2012. His professional memberships include the American Oriental Society, American Schools of Oriental Research, Evangelical Theological Society, Institute for Biblical Research and Society of Biblical Literature.

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Hobbies

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Traveling

Interests

  • THE OLD TESTAMENT AND ITS ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN RELIGIOUS AND LITERARY CONTEXT
  • CIENCE AND THE BIBLE

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.