Tremper Longman

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Tremper Longman III
Born Tremper Longman
(1952-09-08) September 8, 1952 (age 63)
Princeton, NJ
Occupation Old Testament scholar, theologian, professor
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Alice
Children 3 sons
Awards 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award winner
Academic background
Education Ohio Wesleyan University, Westminster Theological Seminary
Alma mater Yale University (Ph.D.)
Academic work
Discipline Biblical studies
Sub discipline Old Testament studies
Institutions Westmont College
Notable works The Book of Ecclesiastes (NICOT)
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings

Tremper Longman, III (born 8 September 1952) 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.[1]


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.[2]

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).[3] In addition, he was the senior translator for the wisdom books on the central committee that produced and now monitors the New Living Translation.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Alice Longman and has three sons.[5]

Selected publications[edit]