Tremper Longman, III is an Old Testament scholar, theologian, professor and author of several books, including 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award winner Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings.
He serves as a Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He earned his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University.
Prior to joining Westmont in 1998, Longman taught for eighteen years at Westminster in Philadelphia. He has also served as visiting professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, and a guest lecturer at Regent College and the Canadian Theological Seminary.
Longman has contributed to a number of commentaries, including the New International Commentary on the Old Testament (The Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes), NIV Application Commentary (Daniel), New International Biblical Commentary (Jeremiah and Lamentations), and the Baker Old Testament Wisdom series (Proverbs). In addition, he was the senior translator for the wisdom books on the central committee that produced and now monitors the New Living Translation.
He is married to Alice Longman and has three sons.
- How to read the Psalms (1988) ISBN 0-87784-941-2
- Fictional Akkadian autobiography: a generic and comparative study (1991) ISBN 0-931464-41-2
- The complete literary guide to the Bible - with Leland Ryken (1993) ISBN 0-310-23078-0
- An introduction to the Old Testament - with Raymond B. Dillard (1994) ISBN 0-310-43250-2
- God is a Warrior - with Daniel Reid (1995) ISBN 0-310-49461-3
- The book of Ecclesiastes (1998) ISBN 0-8028-2366-1
- Dictionary of biblical imagery - with Leland Ryken (1998) ISBN 0-8308-1451-5
- A biblical history of Israel - with Iain William Provan and V. Philips Long (2003) ISBN 0-664-22090-8