Gordon Wenham

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Gordon Wenham (/ˈwɛnəm/; born 1943) is a British Old Testament scholar and writer. He has authored several books about the Bible. Tremper Longman has called him "one of the finest evangelical commentators today."[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Wenham read theology at Cambridge University, graduating in 1965 with distinction, and completed his PhD on Deuteronomy in 1970.

He has been awarded several scholarships in connection with Old Testament studies and has studied in Germany, the US, and Israel.


From 1995 to 2005, Wenham was Senior Professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is currently lecturing at Trinity College, Bristol.[2]


Wenham has written a large number of articles and several books, including commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers, and more recently a study of Old Testament narrative ethics, Story as Torah (T & T Clark, 2000), and Exploring the Old Testament: the Pentateuch (SPCK: 2003).


  1. ^ Longman, Tremper. Old Testament Commentary Survey, 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999, p.64.
  2. ^ Gordon Wenham at Trinity College, Bristol