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Tremper Longman

Tremper Longman

Professor of Biblical Studies
Tremper Longman
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Intro Professor of Biblical Studies
Is Translator Religious scholar Theologian Bible translator
From United States of America
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 8 September 1952, Princeton, USA
Age 68 years
Star sign Virgo
Yale University
Ohio Wesleyan University
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Tremper Longman III (born 8 September 1952) is an Old Testament scholar, theologian, professor and author of several books, including 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award winner Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings.


Longman is Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he was the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies for nineteen years before his retirement in 2017. He earned his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Prior to joining Westmont in 1998, Longman taught for eighteen years at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has also served as visiting professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, and a guest lecturer at Regent College and the Canadian Theological Seminary.

Longman has contributed to a number of commentaries, including the New International Commentary on the Old Testament (The Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes), NIV Application Commentary (Daniel), New International Biblical Commentary (Jeremiah and Lamentations), and the Baker Old Testament Wisdom series (Proverbs). In addition, he was the senior translator for the wisdom books on the central committee that produced and now monitors the New Living Translation.

He was a main speaker in the conference of Korea Reformed Theological Society in 2016.

Personal life

He is married to Alice Longman and has three sons.

Selected publications

  • Longman III, Tremper (1988). How to Read the Psalms. Downers Grove: IVP Academic. ISBN 0-87784-941-2.
  • ——— (1991). Fictional Akkadian Autobiography: a generic and comparative study. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. ISBN 0-931464-41-2.
  • ———; Ryken, Leland (1993). The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN 0-310-23078-0.
  • ———; Dillard, Raymond B. (1994). An Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN 0-310-43250-2.
  • ———; Reid, Daniel (1995). God is a Warrior. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN 0-310-49461-3.
  • ——— (1997). The Book of Ecclesiastes. New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. ISBN 0-8028-2366-1.
  • ———; Ryken, Leland (1998). Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Downers Grove: IVP Academic. ISBN 0-8308-1451-5.
  • ——— (1999). Daniel. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN 978-0-3102-0608-8.
  • ——— (2001). The Song of Solomon. New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. ISBN 978-0-8028-2543-8.
  • ———; Provan, Iain William; Long, V. Philips (2003). A Biblical History of Israel. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press. ISBN 0-664-22090-8.
  • ——— (2006). Proverbs. Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom & Psalms. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-02692-8.
  • ———; Enns, Peter (2008). Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. The IVP Bible Dictionary Series. Downers Grove: IVP Academic. ISBN 978-0-8308-1783-2.
  • ——— (2012). Job. Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom & Psalms. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-03107-6.
  • ——— (2012). Jeremiah, Lamentations. Understanding the Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-04695-7. - originally published in 2008 as part of the 'New International Biblical Commentary'
  • ——— (2013). Old Testament Commentary Survey, 5th Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-8010-3991-1.
  • ——— (2014). Psalms: An Introduction and Survey. Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. 15–16 (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. ISBN 978-1-783-59163-3.
  • ——— (2014). The Baker Compact Bible Dictionary. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. ISBN 978-0-8010-1544-1.
  • ——— (2017). The Fear of the Lord Is Wisdom: A Theological Introduction to Wisdom in Israel. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-02711-6.
  • ———; Walton, John H. (2018). The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. ISBN 978-0-830-85200-0.
  • ——— (2019). Confronting Old Testament Controversies: Pressing Questions about Evolution, Sexuality, History, and Violence. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. ISBN 978-0-8010-1911-1.
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