Bible Studies

Douglas Petrovich

Douglas Petrovich

Role: Guest speaker

Dr. Douglas Petrovich is a native Ohioan, has been involved in Christian service and various educational institutions since the 1980s, and he has taught over 30 different courses. Dr. Petrovich was ordained in a non-denominational church in 1998, and he has served as a pastor in California and Siberia, Russia.

He was invited by Slavic Gospel Association to lead the founding of a seminary in Akademgorodok (Russia), called Novosibirsk Biblical-Theological Seminary, where he served as Academic Dean and Assistant to the President for 10 years. He later served as Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, North Carolina. He has also taught at the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University.

While he has taught courses in ancient history, Egyptology, biblical studies, theology, and pastoral studies, his two areas of greatest specialization are biblical history and the exegesis of the biblical languages. He has studied/taught Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Middle Egyptian, and Late Egyptian. He is an historian, archaeologist, epigrapher, and Egyptologist, and he has participated in archaeological digs at Hazor (Israel), Shiloh (Israel), and Tell Tayinat (ancient Syria).

His groundbreaking research on the reading of inscriptions of the earliest alphabetic script led to the publication of his book, The World’s Oldest Alphabet: Hebrew as the Language of the Proto-Consonantal Script, and his publications can be found on his academia.edu webpage.

He and his wife, Sherri, have three children.

Tue, Oct 29, 2019
Passage: Genesis 1
Series: 2019 Douglas Petrovich
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 36 secs
Additional information about the documentary Dr. Petrovich mentioned, Is Genesis History? is available here.
Thu, Oct 31, 2019
Passage: Genesis 47
Series: 2019 Douglas Petrovich
Duration: 1 hr 22 mins 8 secs
Tue, Nov 05, 2019
Passage: Genesis 47-48
Series: 2019 Douglas Petrovich
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 55 secs

Dr. Petrovich's article that was recently published, which he mentioned at the beginning of the class, is available by clicking here.

Click here for Dr. Petrovich's page on academia.edu.

Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Series: 2019 Douglas Petrovich
Duration: 1 hr 31 mins 17 secs