Dr. Douglas Stuart - Gordon Conwell
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Dr. Douglas Stuart

Senior Professor of Old Testament

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 PhD 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 and ancient oriental languages, exegesis and interpretation; Exploring the Old Testament; exegesis of legal texts; and the historical, prophetical and poetical books. He also has authored articles in major journals, anthologies and magazines. His books have been translated into over thirty different languages.

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 a past director of several other organizations.

In addition to pastoring several churches in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Professor Stuart has preached and taught widely. He was most recently 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.


  • BA (Harvard University)
  • Yale Divinity School
  • PhD (Harvard University)

Featured Publications

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  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. 4th ed. Co-written with G.D. Fee. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.
  • Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors. 4th ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.
  • Exodus. NAC 2. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2006.
  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. 3rd ed. Co-written with G.D. Fee. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.
  • How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour. Co-written with G.D. Fee. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.
  • “Malachi” in The Minor Prophets. Vol. 3. Edited by Thomas Edward McComiskey. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.
  • A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. Dallas: Word Books, 1990.
  • Ezekiel. Edited by Lloyd J. Ogilvie. The Preacher’s Commentary 20. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1989; 2002.
  • Ezekiel. The Communicator’s Commentary. Dallas: Word Books, 1989.
  • Ezekiel. Mastering the Old Testament 18. Dallas: Word Books, 1988.
  • Hosea-Jonah. WBC 31. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1987; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.
  • Favorite Old Testament Passages: A Popular Commentary for Today. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1985.
  • La Lectura Eficaz de la Biblia. Co-Written with G.D. Fee. Translated by Jorge Arbeláez Giraldo. Miami: Vida, 1985.
  • Studies in Early Hebrew Meter. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press for the Harvard Semitic Museum, 1976.

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