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Dr. Douglas Stuart

  • Professor of Old Testament; Chair of Biblical Studies

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (Harvard University)
  • Yale Divinity School, Ph.D. (Harvard University)


  • Old Testament Exegesis (4th rev. ed., Westminster Press, 2008)
  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (3rd rev. ed., with G.D. Fee, Zondervan, 2006)
  • New American Commentary: Exodus (B&H Publishing, 2006)
  • How to Read the Bible Book by Book (with G.D. Fee, Zondervan, 2002)
  • The Preacher's Commentary, Vol. 20: Ezekiel (Thomas Nelson, 2002)
  • The Minor Prophets: Malachi (Baker Books, 1998)
  • Mastering the Old Testament, Vol. 18: Ezekiel (Word Books, 1995)
  • The New Bible Commentary: Jonah (1991)
  • A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries (Word Publishers, 1990)
  • Word Biblical Themes: Hosea-Jonah (Word Books, 1989)
  • The Communicator’s Commentary: Ezekiel (Word Books, 1989)
  • Word Biblical Commentary: Hosea-Jonah (Thomas Nelson, 1987)
  • Favorite Old Testament Passages (Westminster, 1985)
  • La Lectura Eficaz de la Biblia (with G.D. Fee, Vida, 1985)
  • Studies in Early Hebrew Meter (Harvard Semitic Monographs/Scholars Press, 1976)


Biblical Interpretation, The Church, Old Testament Studies, Biblical Languages, Home Schooling, Adoption


In 1964 Professor Stuart received the Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College. He spent two years in graduate study at Yale Divinity School, and then returned to Harvard University where he was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 1971. The subject of his thesis was Old Testament and early Semitic poetry.

Professor Stuart is a scholar of the Old Testament, Assyrian and Babylonian languages and literature, and the cultures of the ancient Near East. He controls the use of 14 different languages, both ancient and modern. At Gordon-Conwell his courses include areas such as biblical languages, exegesis and interpretation; Old Testament survey and legal documents; and the historical, prophetical and poetical books. He also has authored articles in major journals, anthologies and magazines.

Professor Stuart is active in several organizations and has served as co-chair of the Old Testament Colloquium for the Boston Theological Institute, a consortium of Boston's seminary and university Biblical professors. He is also past president of the Boston Orthomolecular Society, a trustee emeritus of the Massachusetts Bible Society and as a director of several other organizations.

In addition to pastoring several churches in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Professor Stuart has preached and taught widely. He is currently the senior pastor of Linebrook Church in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He has made many short-term mission trips, and has ministered often to Gypsies in Eastern Europe. Prof. Stuart is frequently asked to lecture in colleges and universities and has appeared as a guest on radio and television talk shows and the national series Mysteries of the Bible as well as Christianity: The First Thousand Years.

He and his wife, Gayle, have eight grown children: Joanna, Eliza, Eden, Milliesha, Hannah, Maria, Delia, and Jonathan. They reside in Bradford, Massachusetts and have two tree farms in New Hampshire.