Marvin R. Wilson

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Dr. Marvin R. Wilson at Gordon College's 2010 Baccalaureate.

Marvin R. Wilson is an American evangelical Biblical scholar, and Harold J. Ockenga Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Education[edit]

Wilson graduated from Wheaton College (A.B., cum laude), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div., summa cum laude) and Brandeis University (M.A., Ph.D.).

Career[edit]

Wilson taught at Barrington College for eight years before he became a Professor at Gordon in 1971 and has been there ever since. Currently he teaches Old Testament, Hebrew, Jewish history and culture, and modern Judaism. He also served as an Old Testament translator and editor of the New International Version Bible as well as contributing notes to two of the Old Testament books in the NIV Study Bible. Apart from writing over 200 articles or reviews Wilson is also a frequent speaker in synagogues, conferences, and on TV and radio. His most notable contribution is his book Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith which in its 13th printing and has been translated into Italian, Chinese, and Korean. Wilson has also co-edited 3 books on Jewish-Christian relations: Evangelicals and Jews in Conversation, Evangelicals and Jews in an Age of Pluralism, and A Time to Speak: The Evangelical-Jewish Encounter. He also served as primary scholar for a two-hour TV documentary Jews & Christians: A Journey of Faith.

He was recently honored with a festschrift at Gordon College's 2010 commencement- Perspectives of Our Father Abraham: Essays in Honor of Marvin R. Wilson (ed. Steven A. Hunt, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.).

Selected Books[edit]

  • Evangelicals and Jews in Conversation, Baker Book House, 1978. Co-edited with Marc H. Tanenbaum and A. James Rudin.
  • Evangelicals and Jews in an Age of Pluralism, Baker Publishing Group, 1984. Co-edited with Marc H. Tanenbaum and A. James Rudin.
  • A Time to Speak: The Evangelical-Jewish Encounter, Eerdmans, 1987. Co-edited with A. James Rudin
  • Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith, Eerdmans, 1989.
  • A Workbook for New Testament Greek: Grammar and Exegesis in First John, Hendrickson, 1998. Co-edited with Chris A. Vlachos.
  • Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage: A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal, Eerdmans, 2014.

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