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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., Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California—Los Angeles (2012)
  • M.A., Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California—Los Angeles (2009)
  • M.A., Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University (2005)
  • B.S., Biblical Studies, Clarks Summit University (2002)

Research Interests

  • Textual Transmission of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Natural disasters/trauma in antiquity

Ryan Roberts, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Old Testament

  • Traditional Undergraduate Bible, Religion & Ministry Division

Education

  • Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California—Los Angeles (2012)
  • M.A., Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California—Los Angeles (2009)
  • M.A., Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University (2005)
  • B.S., Biblical Studies, Clarks Summit University (2002)

Research Interests

  • Textual Transmission of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Natural disasters/trauma in antiquity

Dr. Ryan Roberts has taught at Cornerstone University for eight years, serving as an associate professor of Old Testament for the last two. Dr. Roberts teaches a wide array of Old Testament classes, including Old Testament Literature and History, Prophetic Literature, Old Testament Theology and a seminar on the book of Judges.

Dr. Roberts received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Clarks Summit University and his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies with a focus on the Dead Sea Scrolls at Trinity Western University. He then attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received both his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. His dissertation focused on an interdisciplinary study of earthquakes in the ancient Near East and ancient Israel.

Prior to his time at Cornerstone University, Dr. Roberts served as an instructor at UCLA. His study interests include the Hebrew Bible, the textual transmission of the Dead Sea Scrolls and natural disasters/trauma in antiquity. Dr. Roberts enjoys visiting national parks, gardening and spending time outdoors with his family.

Hobbies

  • Visiting National Parks
  • Coaching kids soccer
  • Mountain biking

Campus Involvement

  • Faculty Senate

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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.

Seminary

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