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Dr. Jeffrey Niehaus

  • Professor of Old Testament

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (Yale University)
  • M.Div. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard University)


  • Preludes: An Autobiography in Verse (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2013)
  • Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology (Kregel Publications, 2008)
  • God at Sinai: Covenant and Theophany in the Bible and Ancient Near East (Zondervan, 1995)
  • The Kingdom and the Power: Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant For Today? (Regal Books, 1993)
  • The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary--Hosea, Joel and Amos (Baker Publishing, 1992)
  • The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary--Ob., Jon., Nah., Hab. (Baker Books, 1990)


Dr. Niehaus, who joined Gordon-Conwell in 1982, holds his Ph.D. in English literature. He brings to the study of the Old Testament a broad background in literary studies and extensive research in Ancient Near Eastern milieus.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Niehaus ministers and lectures in various churches on such topics as spiritual warfare and gifts of the Holy Spirit, and is a member of the Academy of American Poets.

He regularly presents papers on higher critical issues and Ancient Near Eastern backgrounds at scholarly conferences, such as the annual Old Testament Lecture at the Tyndale Fellowship in Cambridge, England. He is the author of six books and a number of articles, including two recent contributions to JETS: “God’s Covenant with Abraham” (JETS 56, no. 2 [June, 2013], pp. 249-71) and “Covenant and Narrative, God and Time” (JETS 53 [2010], 535-559).

Dr. Niehaus’ scholarly interests include biblical theology and the idea of covenant and covenant schemes in the Bible.

His personal interests include writing poetry, including the publication of Preludes: An Autobiography in Verse; classical music, especially that from the Romantic period.