Kevin HallIda Elizabeth and J.W. Hollums Chair of Bible,Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies Montgomery Hall 204405.585.4428 OBU Box 61183500 West UniversityShawnee, OK 74804
Dr. Kevin Hall joined the faculty of OBU in 1994. In 1998, he was appointed to the Ida Elizabeth and J.W. Hollums Chair of Bible and in 1999 received the Promising Teacher award. A graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Hall teaches a variety of courses in Old Testament as well as Hebrew and Biblical Ethics. An active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Hall has presented numerous papers on a wide range of biblical and theological issues to both regional and international meetings of the Society. An active member of University Baptist Church, Shawnee, Hall has served in a variety of capacities in churches throughout Oklahoma. He has taught children’s Sunday school, served as a deacon, an interim pastor and continues to serve as a supply preacher and Bible study leader. He has even braved a youth ski trip or two! In broader service to the church, Hall is a frequent contributor to the Biblical Illustrator, a Bible study resource for Sunday school teachers.
Hall and his wife, Dee Dee, have been married for thirty years. They have three children, Brian, Bonnie, and Bethany. In his spare time, Hall enjoys reading, movies, television, and playing his guitar -- a Yamaha he bought with his first paycheck after his freshman year in college. In his dreams, he retires with Dee Dee and his Yamaha to South Fork, Colorado alongside the highway to Wolf Creek Pass, where he has been skiing for the last thirty five years.
Educational Background:B.A., Baylor UniversityM.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryPh.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Courses Taught:REL 1013: Old Testament History and LiteratureREL 1023: New Testament History and LiteratureREL 3073: Biblical EthicsREL 2093: Former ProphetsREL 3013: 3023: Hebrew I and IIREL 3083: Hebrew Wisdom LiteratureREL 3113: Latter ProphetsREL 4153: Pentateuch
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
"Listen Up People! The Lion Has Roared: A Study of Amos 1-2." Southwestern Journal of Theology 37, no. 2 (Spring 1995): 11-19.
"Fringe," "Laver," "Libation," "Memorial Portion," "Sea, Molten," "Shema,""Tassel," in Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, ed. David Noel Freedman (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000).
"The Theology of Genesis 1-11." Southwestern Journal of Theology 44, no. 1 (Fall 2001): 56-75.
“What Nehemiah Saw.” Biblical Illustrator 30, no. 4 (Summer 2004): 47-50.
“Beauty Will Save the World.” OBU Magazine (Winter 2005): 4-7.
“Apocalyptic Literature.” Biblical Illustrator31, no. 4 (Summer 2005): 7-11.
“Life for the Babylonian Exiles.” Biblical Illustrator 33, no. 1 (Fall 2006): 43-45.
“Eden: What We Know.” Biblical Illustrator (Winter 2007).
“Deer as Imagery in the Old Testament.” Biblical Illustrator (Winter 2008-2009): 16-18.
“Just One God! Paul and the Philosophers.” Biblical Illustrator (Winter 2011).
“False Prophecy” in Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook (2011).
"Job for the Jung at Heart: Narrative Readings and the Symbolic Search for Significance." Society of Biblical Literature, Southwest Regional Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 1996.
"Nahum's Creed and Jonah's Confession: The Dynamics of the Credos of YHWH and the Prospects for Doing Theology." Society of Biblical Literature, Southwest Regional Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 1997.
"The Lean Evidence of Utterance: Pragmatic Strains in Brueggemann's Theology of the Old Testament." Society of Biblical Literature, Southwest Regional Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 1998.
"The Baptist Vision and Biblical Theology: Reading McClendon Reading the Bible." American Academy of Religion, Southwest Regional Meeting, Dallas,Texas, 2001.
“When Women Sing of War: Theological Reverberations in the Song of Hannah.” Society of Biblical Literature, Southwest Regional Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 2004.
“Poetics Justice: Can a Preposition Make Hannah a Priest?” Society of Biblical Literature, International Meeting, Rome, Italy, 2009.
“Re-Conceiving the Virginal Conception: Hannah as a Matrix for Fresh Understandings.” Society of Biblical Literature, International Meeting, Rome, Italy, 2009.
“The Comfort of Divine Repentance: the Radical nhm in the Book of the Twelve.” Society of Biblical Literature, International Meeting, London, England, 2011.