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David L Talley

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Chair Biblical & Theological Studies Old Testament Department

  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Grace Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Southeastern Bible College

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With varied ministry experiences, including student development, counseling, pastoring, and teaching psychology and Old Testament studies, Dr. Talley brings a blend of scholarship and practical application to his classroom instruction. He co-pastors a local church, and enjoys research in the areas of Old Testament theology, the Pentateuch, and the prophets. His dissertation research on the judgment of pain in Genesis 3 continues to be a focus in his research as he formulates a perspective on godly living in a difficult world. Dr. Talley is passionate about understanding and teaching the truths of God's Word, discipling and equipping others, and "passing on the faith" to the next generation. In 2013, he completed a survey book on the Old Testament, which seeks to focus on both the information of the biblical text and the transformation of the heart. His work has also been published in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the Christian Research Journal. Dr. Talley travels extensively with the goal of partnering with the international church and training leaders, especially with a focus on impacting Muslim nations with the gospel. He has traveled to South Korea, Kenya, Thailand, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Honduras, Dominica, Nigeria, Mexico, and the Congo to equip believers.

Affiliations

  • Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada, California
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature

Awards and Honors

  • Robert B. Fisher Award for Faculty Excellence, Biola University, 2007
  • Inducted into Delta Epsilon Chi as honorary member, 2004
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior in Old Testament Language and Literature, 1989
  • Ordained to the ministry, General Association of Regular Baptists, 1988
  • Certified Marriage and Family Therapist, state of Indiana, 1992-96
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986, 1988, 1990

Publications

Books

  • The Story of the Old Testament. Reclaimed Publishing, 2013.

Articles

  • Study notes for “Hosea,” “Joel,” “Joshua,” and “Jeremiah” in the Quest Study Bible, second revised edition, Zondervan Publishing Company, forthcoming.

  • “Psalm 99,” chapter in a book on the proper use of the Psalter, honoring Dr. John Davis, Chalice Press, 2010.

  • “Muhammad and Deuteronomy 18: Who is the Prophet “Like” Moses?,” Christian Research Journal 30/1 (2007): 50-51.

  • “Gender and Sanctification: From Creation to Transformation, A Comparative Look at Genesis 1-3, the Creation and Fall of the Man and the Woman, and Ephesians 5, the Sanctification of the Man and the Woman in a Redemptive Marriage Context,” Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 8/1(Spring, 2003): 6-16.

  • “Law, Old Testament” in The Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism, ed. Brenda E. Brasher, Routledge Publishers, 2001:275-278.

  • “Painful Realities—Pointing People Toward Rest” in Yonsei Review of Theology and Culture, Volume 6 (February, 2001): 45-54.

  • Hebrew words for "desire" in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, ed. Dr. Willem VanGemeren, Zondervan, 1997.

Research Interests

  • Old Testament theology issues with a focus on major themes and how they are evidenced in the story of Israel
  • Gender issues focused on the biblical teaching and implications for our lives today
  • The role of difficulty in our world and how this is evidenced in the story of the Old Testament with implications of what this means for the Christian life today
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