|Present||Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Cedarville University ‐ School of Biblical and Theological Studies|
Honors and Awards
- Southeastern Theological Fellowship Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievement - 2015
- R.T. Daniel Award in Old Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary - 2004
- Exposition of Old Testament Books
- Book of Daniel
- Elementary Hebrew I
- Spiritual Formation
- Biblical Research Methods
School of Biblical and Theological Studies
The Verbal System of Biblical Aramaic: A Distributional Approach Faculty Books (2008)
Grammarians have been unable to provide a sufficient explanation for the verbal system of Biblical Aramaic by means of the standard categories of tense and aspect. Michael B. Shepherd exposes this situation and suggests a ...
Journal Articles (9)
Hebrew Acrostic Poems and Their Vocabulary Stock Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (2010)
The present article offers a survey and exposition of the acrostic poems in the Hebrew Bible. It also draws attention to the limited vocabulary stock within these poems for the representation of the letters of ...
Targums, the New Testament, and Biblical Theology of the Messiah Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (2008)
The Targums and the NT exegete Scripture messianically. That is, they both tend to 'disambiguate' messianic texts. The Targums most often do this through the use of the title 'the messiah,' while the NT applies ...
The Distribution of Verbal Forms in Biblical Aramaic Journal of Semitic Studies (2007)
The standard grammars for Biblical Aramaic treat the verb primarily in terms of tense and Aktionsart. The theory of H.B. Rosen, which is based on a distinction between point aspect verbs and linear aspect verbs, ...
Daniel 7:13 and the New Testament Son of Man Westminster Theological Journal (2006)
The article investigates the origin of the phrase, son of man, in the Book of Daniel, Chapter 7, Verse 13. The problems posed by the messianic interpretation of the phrase for understanding the relationship between ...
Contributions to Books (1)
Book Reviews (4)
Conference Presentations (7)
Citation of Jeremiah in the Composition of the Twelve Society of Biblical Literature's Eastern Great Lakes Regional Meeting (2018)
This paper proposes that the Book of the Twelve show signs of a single compositional stratum that develops a program set forth in Hos 3:4–5. The three criteria for identifying the seam work of the ...