EMMANUEL FACULTY BIO
Dr. Jason Bembry has been teaching at Emmanuel since 2005. He teaches Elementary Hebrew each year and two other courses, Old Testament Theology and The Old Testament Prophetic Tradition on a regular basis. Additionally, Dr. Bembry teaches a number of exegesis courses in the Pentateuch, the Deuteronomistic History (Joshua – 2Kings), the Prophets, and the book of Daniel.
His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the Journal of Semitic Studies, Maarav: A Journal for the Study of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures,
and Theology Today.
His first book, Yahweh’s Coming of Age,
(Eisenbrauns 2011) is available through Amazon. It is an examination of why God is depicted as an old man in the title “Ancient of Days” in Daniel 7.
Dr. Bembry’s initial ministry experience came in an overseas mission experience in Prague, Czech Republic where he lived for a year working with other missionaries evangelizing among college age students. While living in Boston, Dr. Bembry worked as a college minister within a local church in a ministry that served numerous schools in the Boston area. Today he serves at Grandview Christian Church as the coordinator for the Sunday Morning Worship services at Pine Oaks Assisted Living Facility and he also teaches an adult Sunday School class.
Dr. Bembry holds the Ph.D. degree from Harvard University where he focused on Pre-Exilic history and Northwest Semitic, especially Ugaritic. Dr. Bembry received his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and he has taught part time at Harvard, Gordon-Conwell, Lipscomb University and Pepperdine University and full time at Milligan College. His areas of interest in the Old Testament include Hebrew and Aramaic language and Old Testament Theology – especially the theology of the prophets. Dr. Bembry is married and has 3 sons. He enjoys coaching Little League Baseball, backpacking in the Appalachian Mountains, and working on his 19th century house.
Elementary Hebrew, Intermediate Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic
Daniel, Genesis, Deuteronomy, The Deuteronomistic History, Isaiah
Theologically Oriented Courses
Old Testament Theology, The Old Testament Prophetic Tradition