Dr. Catherine McDowell a Contributor for New ESV Archaeology Study Bible

April 16, 2018

Dr. Catherine McDowell, Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Charlotte Campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, was a contributor to the newly released ESV Archaeology Study Bible. Dr. McDowell authored the introductory essays and study notes for 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, and 1-2 Chronicles.

“One of the most common mistakes we make in interpreting and applying the Bible is ignoring the fact that God’s word comes to us clad in the language and culture of the ancient world,” says McDowell,  “The ESV Archaeology Study Bible is designed to give you quick access to some of the most illuminating insights into the Bible’s original context. These insights are not simply interesting extras most of us can do without. They are fundamental to a right understanding and application of Scripture. I urge you to spend some time with this Bible. Read the Scripture and the accompanying notes, and see for yourself the value of a little context!”

Dr. Donald Fairbairn, Academic Dean of the Charlotte campus, comments, “Gordon-Conwell has a long history of significant involvement in archaeological work in the Holy Land, stretching back to the 1980s when noted biblical archaeologist Dr. Robert Cooley was our president. We are pleased to see the new edition of the ESV Archaeology Study Bible and are especially delighted that Dr. McDowell, the mainstay of our Old Testament studies at the Charlotte campus, was one of the new contributors.”

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