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Dr. Jeffrey Niehaus

Professor of Old Testament


Dr. Jeffrey J. Niehaus is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Dr. Niehaus attended Yale University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude with the Bachelor of Arts degree. He subsequently attended Harvard University on a full graduate fellowship and received the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees. In the course of his doctoral studies at Harvard, Dr. Niehaus came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Receiving a clear call to further study for ministry, he attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he earned the Master of Divinity degree.

Before coming to the Gordon-Conwell faculty in 1982, Dr. Niehaus conducted research at the University of Liverpool in England in the area of Old Testament and the ancient Near East.

Dr. Niehaus has published commentaries on Obadiah and Amos for the Baker Book House three-volume commentary on the minor prophets, as well as a volume in the area of biblical theology,God at Sinai (Zondervan).

Dr. Niehaus is an ordained independent Baptist minister. He and his wife Maggi reside in Danvers, Massachusetts with their two sons, Paul and John.


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


  • “The Use of lule in Psalm 27,” JBL, Vol. 98, No. 1 (March, 1979), pp 88-89.
  • “Pacam ehat and the Israelite Conquest,” VT Vol. XXX, Fasc. 2 (April, 1980), pp 236-39.
  • “Raz Pesar in Isaiah XXIV,” VT Vol. XXXI, Fasc. 2 (April, 1981), pp. 366-67.
  • “Joshua and Ancient Near-Eastern Warfare,” JETS 31, no.1 (March 1988), pp. 37-50.
  • The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary–Ob., Jon., Nah., Hab. (Baker Books, 1990)
  • “The Central Sanctuary: Where and When?” TB 43, no.1 (May, 1992), pp. 3-30.
  • The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary–Hosea, Joel and Amos (Baker Publishing, 1992)
  • The Kingdom and the Power: Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant For Today? (Regal Books, 1993)
  • “In the Wind of the Storm: Another Look at Genesis 3:8,” VT 44, no. 2 (April, 1994), pp. 263-67.
  • God at Sinai: Covenant and Theophany in the Bible and Ancient Near East (Zondervan, 1995)
  • “An Argument against Theologically Constructed Covenants,” JETS 50, no. 2 (June, 2007), pp 259-273.
  • Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology (Kregel Publications, 2008)
  • “Covenant: An idea in the Mind of God,” JETS 52, no. 2 (June, 2009), pp 225-246.
  • “Covenant and Narrative, God and Time” JETS 53 (2010), 535-559.
  • Preludes: An Autobiography in Verse (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2013)
  • “God’s Covenant with Abraham,” JETS 56, no. 2 (June, 2013), pp. 249-71.
  • Biblical Theology: the Common Grace Covenants, Vol. I (Wooster: Weaver, 2014)
  • God the Poet: Exploring the Origin and Nature of Poetry (Wooster: Weaver, 2014)
  • Sonnets Subtropical and Existential (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2014)

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