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John Oliff, Ph.D. (ABD)

John Oliff, Ph.D. (ABD), Visiting Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Christian Studies, Eastern UniversityAdjunct Faculty in Biblical Studies

Email: joliff@eastern.edu
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M.S. Cairn University
M.A., Th.M. Biblical Seminary
Ph.D. (ABD) University of Wales, Trinity St. David
At Eastern Since 2011


John Oliff has been teaching at Eastern University since 2011. This is John’s 16th year teaching in both graduate and undergraduate educational institutions. John writes for the Sunday Sentinel and lectures periodically.

John was born in Wilmington N.C. and grew up in Maryland. John has a son and five daughters ranging in ages from 6 months to 21 years. He can be contacted through his Eastern email address.

Why I Teach at Eastern

I teach because I want to create space for inquiry. I teach because I am committed to the entire body of knowledge available to learners and I want to be a tool to instill this passion to the present generation and ones to come. It is a joy to serve students and colleagues at Eastern knowing we are all seeking integration of all knowledge for whole persons.

Courses Taught

Greek: Introduction and Intermediate, Nature and Meaning of the Old Testament, Nature and meaning of the New Testament, 1-2 Corinthians, Hebrews and General Epistles

Research Interests

Pedagogy, Second Temple and Ancient Near Eastern literature, Gospels (especially Mark and John), NT Apocalyptic literature, theological interpretation of Scripture, Literary Studies, Homeric Epics, Greco-Roman literature

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