portrait of Ronald W Pierce

Ronald W Pierce

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., John Brown University

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Dr. Ron Pierce has taught at Biola University since 1976, specializing in the evangelical gender debate, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the Book of Daniel. From 1986-2001 he and his wife Pat directed Biola's Israel-Palestine travel-study program, and continue to lead academic tours for local churches. They are presently active members at the Whittier Area Community Church where Rons is ordained.



  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Christians for Biblical Equality

Awards and Honors

  • Christians for Biblical Equality Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011
  • University President’s Award for Service-Learning program, 1992
  • University Teaching Excellence Award, 1990
  • Talbot Dean’s Incentive Award for Israel-Palestine program, 1988



  • "Partners in Marriage and Ministry" (Christians for Biblical Equality, 2011).

  • "Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy", Ronald W. Pierce & Rebecca Merrill Groothuis, eds. (InterVarsity, 2005).


  • “1 Corinthians 7: Paul's Neglected Treatise on Gender,” Priscilla Papers 23/3, 2009.

  • “The Feminine Voice of God: Women as Prophets in the Bible,” Priscilla Papers 21/1, 2007.

  • “Clarity, Charity and Confrontation in the Evangelical Gender Debate,” Catalyst 32/2, 2006.

  • “Barak, a Faith Hall-of-Famer who Followed a Woman's Lead,” Mutuality 13/2, 2006.

  • “Conditionality of Covenant and a Future for Israel.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 37/1, 1994.

  • “Evangelicals and Gender Roles in the 1990's: I Timothy 2:8-15: A Test Case.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 36/3, 1993.

  • “The Politics of Mordecai and Esther: Courage or Compromise?” Bulletin of Biblical Research, 2, 1992.

  • “Spiritual Failure, Postponement and Daniel 9.” Trinity Journal, 10 NS, 1989.

  • “Male/Female Leadership and Korah's Revolt: An Analogy?” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 30/1, 1987. Pp. 3-10.

  • “A Thematic Development of the Haggai/Zechariah/Malachi Corpus.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 27/4, 1984. P.p. 401-411.

Books, Volumes, Chapters

  • “OTI Online”. Fullerton: Old Testament Interactive and Knight Shift Consulting, 2009-present.

  • “Old Testament History & Literature: A Workbook for Getting Acquainted with Genesis through Malachi.” La Mirada: Biola University, 1992-2003.

  • Notes for “Haggai” “Zechariah” “Malachi” in "New American Standard Study Bible." La Mirada: Lockman, 1993.

  • “MacIsrael.” San Diego: Chariot Software Group, 1992.

  • “Israel Atlas.” San Diego: Chariot Software, 1990.

  • “Rameses” in "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Revised." Grand Rapids: Eerdman's, 1987.

  • “Old Testament Interactive.” La Mirada: Biola University, 1999-2003 (http://people.biola.edu/faculty/oti/).

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