Kenneth C Way
Associate Professor of Bible Exposition
- Ph.D., Hebrew Union College
- M.Phil., Hebrew Union College
- M.A., Trinity International University
- B.A., Moody Bible Institute
Dr. Way's passion is teaching the Old Testament in its ancient Near Eastern environment. His research interests include the book of Judges, Israelite religion/archaeology, Northwest Semitic inscriptions, and the fauna of the ancient Near East. He regularly presents at academic meetings and has been published in Ugarit-Forschungen, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Journal of Biblical Literature, Levant, and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books. Ever since his college days, Dr. Way has sensed God's calling to teach Bible (especially Old Testament) in a classroom setting and to mentor students who desire more of God in their lives.
- The Society of Biblical Literature
- The American Schools of Oriental Research
- The Institute for Biblical Research
- The Evangelical Theological Society
Awards and Honors
- Recipient of the SBL Midwest Regional Scholar Award (2007-2008) for the paper Assessing Sacred Asses: Bronze Age Donkey Burials
- Recipient of the Jacob Ziskind Memorial Fellowship at Hebrew Union College (2000-2004).
- Recipient of Summer in Israel Scholarship at Hebrew Union College (2001): seven weeks of training in archaeology and modern Hebrew language.
- Recipient of the Gleason L. Archer Old Testament Award for Best Thesis or Dissertation at Trinity International University (Spring 2000).
- Named in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges: 2000. 66th Volume. Tuscaloosa: Randall, 2000 (p. 1386).
- Recipient of Presidential Scholarship at Trinity International University (1997)
- Recipient of the Student Paper Award from the Evangelical Theological SocietyMidwest (Regional Meeting, 1997).
Teach the Text: Judges (Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming); series editor: J. H. Walton
Donkeys in the Biblical World: A Ceremonial and Symbolic Study (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2011).
Thirty-two entries (5,000 words) in the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary edited by T. Longman, P. Enns and M. Strauss (Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming).
"Assessing Sacred Asses: Bronze Age Donkey Burials in the Near East" Levant 42/2 (Nov 2010):213-228.
“Donkey Domain: Zech 9:9b and Lexical Semantics” Journal of Biblical Literature 129/1 (2010): 105-114.
“Animals in the Prophetic World: Literary Reflections on Numbers 22 and 1 Kings 13” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 34/1 (2009): 47-62.
“The God of Noble Character? Proverbs 31:10-31 in Context” Biola Magazine (Spring 2009: 39).
“Archaeology: What It Can And Can't Do For Old Testament Studies” Sundoulos (Fall 2008): pp. 2-7.
“Balaam's Hobby-Horse: The Animal Motif in the Balaam Traditions” Ugarit-Forschungen 37 (2005 Volume - Stanislav Segert in memoriam): 679-693.
“Jehoshaphat” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, eds. Bill T. Arnold and H. G. M. Williamson (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2005) pp. 531-534.
Review of “Psalms in Community: Jewish and Christian Textual, Liturgical, and Artistic Traditions”, eds. H. W. Attridge and M. E. Fassler (Society of Biblical Literature, 2003) in the Journal of the American Oriental Society 127/1 (2007): 108-109.
Review of L. Allen and T. Laniak, “Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, NIBC” (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2003) in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 47/4 (December 2004): 706-708.
Review of M. Fishbane, “The JPS Bible Commentary: Haftarot” (Philadelphia: JPS, 2002) in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 46/2 (June 2003): 334-336.
Review of E. Stern, “Archaeology of the Land of the Bible”, vol. II: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Periods, 732-332 BCE (New York: Doubleday, 2001) in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45/4 (December 2002): 688-689.
2008 “Donkey Domain: Zech 9:9b and Lexical Semantics” - presented at the Biblical Lexicography section of the SBL Annual Meeting in Boston, MA (November).
2008 “Animals in the Prophetic World: Literary Reflections on Numbers 22 and 1 Kings 13” - to be presented at the SBL Pacific Coast Regional Meeting in Pasadena, CA (March 30-31, 2008).
“Assessing Sacred Asses: Bronze Age Donkey Burials in the Near East” - presented at the SBL/AOS/ASOR Midwest Regional Meeting in Bourbonnais, IL (February 17, 2007).
2007 “Of Prophets and Donkeys: Literary Reflections on Numbers 22 and 1 Kings 13” - presented at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference (April 13-14, 2007; Cincinnati Bible Seminary).
2006 “Donkeys in the Biblical World” (Dissertation Lecture): Multimedia presentation on April 25 at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati.
2005 “Balaam's Hobby Horse: The Animal Motif in the Balaam Traditions” presented at the SBL Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (S20-18: Hebrew Scriptures and Cognate Literature).
2005 “The Animal World of Balaam” presented at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference (April 15-16; Cincinnati Bible Seminary). Theme: Encountering the Old Testament Today.
2004 “The Top Ten Connections Between Archaeology and the Bible” (Docent Training Lecture): multimedia presentation at HUC's Skirball Museum, Cincinnati (November).
2004 “Archaeology and Bible Interpretation” (guest lecture) delivered to undergraduate students at Cincinnati Christian University (December).
2002 “'Who Can Stand Before the Sons of 'Anaq?' (Deut 9:2)” presented at the semiannual conference of the Cincinnati Consortium of Ancient Studies/From Sumer to Caesar (Nov 14; University of Cincinnati).