Faculty at Cornerstone University

John Lawlor

Adjunct Professor of Old Testament


Ph.D., Drew University
M. Phil., Drew University
Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary
B.D., Grace Theological Seminary
B.A., Cedarville University

Biographical Information

Lawlor’s research interests include Old Testament narrative studies and Old Testament archaeology. He also has significant experience in Middle Eastern Archaeological Excavation and Research.

He and his wife, Mary Ellen, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Select Publications

  • 2011 | “The “At Sinai Narrative’: Exodus18-Numbers 10.” Bulletin of Biblical Research 21:1 [2011] 23-44.
  • 2009 | Contributor to New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary, Vols. 4,5. Nashville: Abingdon Press, Inc.
  • 2004 | "Word Event in Jeremiah: A Look at the Composition’s ‘Introductory Formulas’.” In Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East: Essays in Honor of Herbert B. Huffmon. T&T Clark/Continuum.
  • 2002 | Kerak Resources Project: the 1999 Season.” American Journal of Archaeology 106:3; pp. 38-40.

Select Reviews

  • 2013 | Block, D.I. The NIV Application Commentary: Deuteronomy. Bulletin of Biblical Research 23:3 [2013] 416-17.
  • 2010 | Richter, S. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53:1 [2010] 161-63.
  • 2009 | Matthews, V. More Than Meets the Ear: Discovering the Hidden Contexts of Old Testament Conversations. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 52:3 [2009] 585-87
  • 2008 | Tsumura, D.T. The First Book of Samuel. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 51:1 [2008] 117-119.