Dr. W. Creighton Marlowe
Education, degrees
  • 1993-2002: Post-doctoral seminars on Hebrew philology, University of Leiden
  • 1980-1985: Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Memphis, TN (Ph.D. dissertation: “The Development of Old Testament Hebrew Lexicography”)
  • 1977-1979: Master of Theology, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, OR
  • 1974-1977: Master of Divinity in Christian Education, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Portland, OR
  • 1973-1974: Post-graduate study, Hebrew and Akkadian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1969-1973: Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2012: Interim OT Chair, ETF Leuven
  • 2007-: Associate Professor of Old Testament, ETF Leuven
  • 2004-: Lecturer in Old Testament, Center of Evangelical & Reformation Theology (CERT), Free University Amsterdam (member of the Advisory Committee of CERT)
  • 2000-2006: Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament, Tyndale Theological Seminary, Badhoevedorp (NL)
  • 1994-2000: Associate Professor of Old Testament, Tyndale Theological Seminary, Badhoevedorp (NL)
  • 1997-2000: Old Testament Dean of Kiev Christian University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1990-1992: Acting Academic Dean, Tyndale Theological Seminary, Badhoevedorp (NL)
  • 1989-1994: Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Tyndale Theological Seminary, Badhoevedorp (NL)
  • 1988-1989: Visiting Lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Portland, OR
  • 1985-1986: Adjunct Professor of Bible and Missions, Mid-South Bible College (now Crichton College of John Brown University, Memphis, TN)
  • 1982-1983: Teacher, Bible, and American History, Skyview Academy, Memphis, TN
  • 1980-1986: Teaching Assistant, Old Testament Department, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Memphis, TN
  • 1977-1979: Teaching Fellow, Church History, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Portland, OR
Academic memberships
  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
  • Institute of Biblical Research (IBR)
  • Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians (FEET)
  • Center for Evangelical and Reformation Theology (CERT)
  • Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS)
  • National Association of Professors of Hebrew (NAPH)
  • 1993: Inclusion in Who’s Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology
Church ministry
  • 1994-1999: Education elder, pulpit supply, Trinity Baptist Church, Wassenaar, NL
  • 1987: Ordination to ministry, Open Door Bible Church, Memphis, TN
  • 1983-1985: Assistant Pastor, Northside Bible Church, Memphis, TN
  • 1982-1983: Assistant Pastor, Central Church North, Memphis, TN
Selected Bibliography


  • With Charles H. Savelle Jr. Psalms, volume 1: The Wisdom Psalms: Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching. Kerux Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2021.
  • Other Voices in Old Testament Interpretation: Untraditional Explanations of Selected Popular Old Testament Texts and Topics. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2019.
  • “The Development of OT Hebrew Lexicography.” Ph.D. dissertation. University Microfilms.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Trump Was Trumped Long Ago: or, the Legacy of Leadership in the Book of Ecclesiastes.” The Asbury Theological Journal 76, no. 1 (2021): 25–34.
  • “Learning Messiah: Israel and the Nations: Learning to Read God’s Way Anew.” European Journal of Theology 28, no. 2 (2019): 187–89.
  • “Ezekiel.” In Introducere în studiul Vechiului Testament: Cărțile profetice şi poetice, edited by Silviu Tatu, 107–32. Oradea: Casa Cărții, 2019.
  • “The Land in the Four Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs.” In The Earth and the Land: Studies about the Value of the Land of Israel in the Old Testament and Afterwards, edited by Hendrik J. Koorevaar and Mart-Jan Paul, 223–48. Edition Israelogie 11. Berlin: Lang, 2018.
  • “Hell in English Bibles since the KJV.” In The King James Bible (1611-2011): Prehistory and Afterlife, edited by Tibor Fabiny and Sara Tóth, 157–78. Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2017.
  • “Gen. 6:1-4 as a Chiasm.” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 30, no. 1 (2016): 129–44.
  • “Patterns, Parallels, and Poetics in Genesis 1.” The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 6–27.
  • With Hendrik Koorevaar. “Die Sünde: Ursprung und zerstörende Wirkung, Heilung und Überwindung.” In Theologie des Alten Testaments: Die bleibende Botschaft der hebräischen Bibel, edited by Hendrik J. Koorevaar and Mart-Jan Paul, 180–213. Giessen: Brunnen, 2016.
  • “Star Wars: The Creation Debate in Cyberspace.” In Evangelicals and Sources of Authority, edited by Miranda Klaver, Stefan Paas, and Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman, 163–83. Amsterdam Studies in Theology and Religion. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2016.
  • “Etica Vechiului Testament.” In Introducere in studiul Vechiului Testament” Pentateuhul si cartile istorice, 75–92. Oradea: Casa Cartii, 2016.
  • “Angels.” Edited by John D. Barry and Lazarus Wentz. Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016.
  • “The Meaning and Missional Significance of ‘Call on the Name YHWH.’” The Asbury Journal 70, no. 2 (2015): 6–27.
  • 5 articles in Encyclopedia of Christian Education, ed. Mark Lamport et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, 2015.
  • “A Spirit Chiasm in Isa. 11:2-3a.” Scandinavian Journal of OT 28 (2014): 44-57.
  • With Hendrik Koorevaar. “De zonde: oorspong en verwoesting, genezing en overwinning.” In: H. Koorevaar and Mart-Jan Paul (eds.). Theologie van het Oude Testament: de blijvende boodschap van de Hebreeuwse Bijbel. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum, 2013, 183-218.
  • “Righteous People in Proverbs.” In: S. Riecker and J. Steinberg (eds.). Das heilige Herz der Tora: Festschrift für Hendrik Koorevaar zu seinem 65. Geburtstag. Theologische Studien. Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2011, 267-283.
  • “David’s I-Thou Discourse: Verbal Chiastic Patterns in Psalm 23.”  Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 25:1 (2011): 105-115.
  • “The Sin of Shinar (Genesis 11:4).” European Journal of Theology 20:1 (2011): 29-39.
  • “In Tune with ‘Truth’: The Meaning of tma in the Old Testament Psalter.” In: T. J. Marinello and H. H. Drake Williams (ed.). My Brother’s Keeper: Essays in Honor of Ellis R. Brotzman. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2010, 24-42.
  • “The Wicked Wealthy in Isaiah 53:9.” The Asbury Journal, 64:2 (2009): 68-81.
  • Contributor to The Voice of the Psalms. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2009.
  • Editor for ca. 700 Hebrew words in Strong’s Concordance for the Holman Standard Bible. Nashville: B & H Publishing Group, 2008.
  • “Meditation in the Psalms.” Midwestern Journal of Theology 6/1 (2007): 3-18.
  • “Messianic Prophecy Fulfilled in the Gospels.” In: S. Cox and K. Easley (ed.). Holman CSB Harmony of the Gospels. Nashville: B & H Publishing Group, 2007, 341-344.
  • “Isaiah’s Theology of Pride.” Midwestern Journal of Theology 2/2 (2004): 223-231.
  • “No Fear! Psalm 23 as a Careful, Conceptual Chiasm.” Asbury Theological Journal 58/1 (2003): 65-80.
  • “‘Hell’ as a Translation of scheol in the Hebrew Bible: Dehellenizing the KJV and NKJV.” Asbury Theological Journal 57/2 (2002): 5-24
  • “Arpachshad,” “Dragon,” “Eden,” “Kedar,” “Nebaioth,” “Nehushtan,” “Night Hag,” “Nimrod,” “Put,” and “Sea Monster.” In: David Noel Freedman (ed.). The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishers, 2000.
  • “‘Spirit of Your Holiness’ (rûah qodšekä) in Psalm 51:13.” Trinity Journal 19/1 (1998): 29-49.
  • “The Music of Missions: Themes of Cross-Cultural Outreach in the Psalms.” Missiology 26/4 (1998): 445-456.
  • “Ezekiel Commentary.” In: The Nelson Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997.