Faculty

Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Bio

Dr. Archie Wright is the associate professor of Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins in the Regent School of Divinity. He has been a member of the Regent faculty since July 2005. His Doctorate is in the area of Second Temple Judaism and biblical interpretation in early Judaism and Christianity.


He earned his Ph.D. at Durham University in England under the supervision of Professors Loren T. Stuckenbruck and C.T. Robert Hayward. Wright received both his undergraduate degree in New Testament and his Master's degree in Ancient Languages and Early Judaism from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. His major research interests include early Judaism and the development of early Christian traditions, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine literature, Dead Sea Scrolls and Pseudepigrapha, reception of the biblical tradition in post-biblical Judaism, history and literature of post-biblical Judaism, Philo of Alexandria, Rabbinic Judaism, and world religions.


Wright was born in Scotland but grew up in Pennsylvania. He has lived in Israel for extended periods of time and enjoys taking students to the land that brings the Scriptures to life. Wright is married with three children and lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

Publications

Published Chapters and Journal Articles:


Renewal Biblical Hermeneutics, Kevin Spawn, Archie Wright, Amos Yong, and Graham Twelftree, eds. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, forthcoming Fall 2009.


Early Jewish Literature: An Introduction and Reader, Archie Wright, Ron Herms, and Brad Embry, eds. Baylor, TX: Baylor University Press, forthcoming Fall 2010.


"Michael the Archangel" in the Dictionary of Early Judaism, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming, 2009.


"Angels" in the Dictionary of Early Judaism, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming, 2009.


"Will" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3 vols. Abingdon Press, 2005-2008.


"Burning" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3 vols. Abingdon Press, 2005-2008.


"Firstborn" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3 vols. Abingdon Press, 2005-2008.


"Heritage" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3 vols. Abingdon Press, 2005-2008.


"Mutilation" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3 vols. Abingdon Press, 2005-2008.


"Suicide" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3 vols. Abingdon Press, 2005-2008.


"Wind" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3 vols. Abingdon Press, 2005-2008.


"Zophar" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, 3 vols. Abingdon Press, 2005-2008.


"The Book of Watchers: 1 Enoch 1-36 as a Background for the Demonic Pericopes in the Gospels" in Henoch (April, 2006).


"Some Observations on Philo's De Gigantibus in Light of the Book of Watchers" in the Journal of the Study of Judaism (November, 2005).


"Prayer and Incantation in the Dead Sea Scrolls" in Studies in Jewish Prayer. Eds. Robert Hayward and Brad Embry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2005.


"Burning" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Nashville: Abingdon Press, Vol. 1, 2006.


"Heritage" in New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible Nashville: Abingdon Press, Vol. 1, 2006.


"The Book of Watchers: 1 Enoch 1-36 as a Background for the Demonic Pericopes in the Gospels" in Henoch (June, 2006).


"Incantation Prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls" in the BAJS Conference Proceedings to be published by the Journal of Semitic Studies (November, 2005).


"Some Observations on Philo's De Gigantibus in Light of the Book of Watchers" in the Journal of the Study of Judaism (2005).


Monograph (2005): The Origin of Evil Spirits in Early Judaism Mohr Siebeck.


Bibliographische Dokumentation Qumran, Zeitschrift Für Althebraistik 14. Band 2001 Heft 2.


Published Reviews:


Pneuma: John Eifion Morgan-Wynne, Holy Spirit and Religious Experience in Christian Literature ca. AD 90-200 (Milton Keynes, UK, and Waynesboro, Ca.: Paternoster, 2006).


Pneuma: Frank A. Spina, The Faith of the Outsider: Exclusion and Includsion in the Biblical Story (Grand Rapids, MI./Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2005).


Review of Biblical Literature: Marc Zvi Brettler, Biblical Hebrew for the Students of Modern Israeli Hebrew (Yale University Press: New Haven, 2002).


Review of Biblical Literature: James C. VanderKam, The Book of Jubilees (Sheffield Academic Press: Sheffield, 2001).


Jerusalem Perspective: Joseph Frankovic, Reading the Book, A Popular Essay on Christian Biblical Hermeneutics (HaKesher: Tulsa, OK, 1997).

Affiliations

Society of Biblical Literature; British Association of Jewish Studies; King's Church Durham; Seminar for the Study of Judaism in Late Antiquity, University of Durham; Research Seminar for the Study of the New Testament; Research Seminar for the Study of the Old Testament

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Corné J. Bekker, D.Litt et Phil

Dean

Professor

Department Chair, Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, General Education

757.352.4193 clbekker@regent.edu
Diane J. Chandler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership

757.352.4417 diancha@regent.edu
Clifton R. Clarke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies & World Christianity

757.352.4538 cclarke@regent.edu
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Dean of Academics

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

757.352.4183 dcoulter@regent.edu
Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality & Women's Studies

757.352.4421 maracra@regent.edu
Victor H. Cuartas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practical Ministry & Global Missions

757.352.4418 victcua@regent.edu
Bradley J. Embry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

757-352-4972 bembry@regent.edu
James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Operations & Teaching

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Antipas L. Harris, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Practical Ministry

Director of the Youth and Urban Renewal Center

Ordained Elder, A House of the Living God, Church of Jesus ChristMember, Calvary Alliance of Churches and Ministries

757.352.4419 aharris@regent.edu
Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological and Ministerial Studies

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu
Kevin Spawn, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

757.352.4409 kspawn@regent.edu
J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Languages and New Testament

757.352.4402 lylesto@regent.edu
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4401 joseumi@regent.edu

Adjunct

Johnathan Alvarado, Ph.D.
Antoinette Alvarado, Ph.D.
Miguel Alvarez, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Anderson
Richard Bliese, Ph.D.
Patrick Bopp, Ph.D.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Robert Burge, Ph.D.
Daniel Castelo, Ph.D.
Kristina Chalfin, Ph.D.
Randy Clark, Ph.D.
Michael Di Fuccia
Willis Dowling, Ph.D.
Charles Fox, Ph.D.
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.
Robert Hill, Ph.D.
Thomas Jones, Ph.D.
Mwambazambi Kalemba, Ph.D.
Lee Martin, Ph.D.
Patricia Mercier, Ph.D.
Seth Moore, Ph.D.
Eric Newberg, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Louis Oliverio, Ph.D.
Jeremy Perigo
Steven Pounds
Daniel Rollins, Ph.D.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Uwe Scharf, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Walter Sundberg, Ph.D.
Harold Synan, Ph.D.
Graham Twelftree, Ph.D.
Joseph Umidi, Ph.D.
Wolfgang Vondey, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells
Mark Wilson
Amos Yong, Ph.D.