Faculty

Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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

Meet Our Faculty

James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Instruction & Operations

Director of D.Min. Program

Associate Professor

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.

Director of Master’s Programs

Assistant Professor

757.352.4238 danigil@regent.edu
Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Director of Chaplaincy & Military Affairs

Associate Professor

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor

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Adjunct

Eugene Austin, D.Min.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Ewen Butler, Ph.D.
Robert Carpenter, D.Min.
Kristina Chalfin, D.Min.
Elmer Chen, Ph.D.
Victor Cuartas, D.Min.
Joseph DeLong, D.Min.
Martin Dignard, Ph.D.
John Dooley, D.Min., Ph.D.
Sharon Fernandez, D.Min.
Leroy Gilbert, Ph.D.
Dan Goff, D.Min.
Susan Hares, Ph.D., (A.B.D.)
Donald Hartley, Ph.D.
Gary Heinke, D.Min.
Robert Hill, Ed.D., Ph.D.
Ray Houk, D.Min.
Jeff Jibben, D.Min.
Mwambazambi Kalemba, Ph.D.
Benjamin Laird, Ph.D.
William Langford, D.Min.
Robert Mack, Ph.D.
John McCloud, D.Min.
Patricia Mercier, D.Min.
Lisa Millen, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Marty O’Rourke, D.Min.
Jim Pennington, D.Min.
Jeremy Perigo, D.W.S.
Markus Pfeiffer, D.Min.
John Plake, Ph.D.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Edward Smither, Ph.D.
Donnie Staggs, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Carl Sweatman, Ph.D.
Michelle Thomas, D.Min.
Dan Thompson, Ph.D.
Daniel Tomberlin, D.Min.
Daniel Tomberlin, Ph.D.
William Victor, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall, D.Min.
Steven Ware, Ph.D.
Janet Warren, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells, Ph.D.
Russell West