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Dr. Donna Petter

  • Associate Professor of Old Testament; Director of the Hebrew Language Program

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (University of the Nations, Kona, HI)
  • M.A.R., M.A. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • M.A., Ph.D. (University of Toronto, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations)


  • The Book of Ezekiel and Mesopotamian City Laments (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011)


Old Testament Studies


Dr. Petter brings to Gordon-Conwell more than 20 years of extensive classroom experience, having taught biblical studies on four continents. She has also contributed to various Old Testament publications, including Vetus Testamentum and the Dictionary of the O.T. Historical Books (IVP). Her research interests include Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax, Hebrew exegesis, women in the Bible, and Ancient Near Eastern religions. Dr. Petter’s doctoral dissertation, The Book of Ezekiel and Mesopotamian City Laments in the Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis series, was published by Academic Press Fribourg and Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Göttingen and compares the book of Ezekiel with ancient Mesopotamian lament literature.