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  • Lesson 11 for the week of December 4 to December 11

Deuteronomy in The Later Writing

Relevant Verses: 2 Kings 22; Jer 7:1–7; 29:13; Dan 9:1–19 Theme: The Importance of Deuteronomy for the Prophets Leading Question: Why is a book of law book important? Scott Redd, Bible scholar and president of…Read more
  • Lesson 9 for the week of November 20 to November 27

Turn Their Hearts

Relevant Verses: Deut 4:25–31; 5:22–29; 30:1–10 Theme: Repentance Leading Question: Why is it not good enough to say sorry? Deuteronomy 30 brings Moses’ third speech to the Israelites to a climactic end. After placing blessings…Read more
  • Lesson 6 for the week of October 30 to November 6

For What Nation Is There So Great?

Relevant Verses: Deuteronomy 4:1–9, 32–39 Theme: From Small to Great Leading Question: Should Adventists be special? According to Deut 4:1–9, Moses was convinced that something had happened to the people of Israel, something of world-transforming…Read more
  • Lesson 3 for the week of October 9 to October 16

The Everlasting Covenant

Relevant Verses: Deuteronomy 5; 26:16–19 Theme: Promise and Responsibility Leading Question: Why is keeping a promise important? The book of Deuteronomy makes repeated reference to the word “covenant.” It appears no less than twenty-seven times.…Read more
  • Lesson 1 for the week of September 25 to October 2

Preamble to Deuteronomy

Relevant Verses: Exodus 19:4-8 Theme: Loyalty as a Response to God’s Love Leading Question: Freedom and Order: Can They Coexist? Deuteronomy is arguably the most influential book of the Old Testament. It brings the Pentateuch…Read more


Mathilde Frey

Professor of Hebrew Bible, Old Testament
(BA, Seminar Marienhoehe, Darmstadt, Germany; PhD, Andrews University) Mathilde Frey comes to Walla Walla University with a European background. She grew up in communist Romania where she attended elementary and high school, and graduated with the Baccalaureate. In 1984, she immigrated to West Germany, studied Theology in Austria and Germany, and served as a pastor in the South German Conference for five years. In 2003, she moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan, and earned a PhD in Old Testament from Andrews University. Her dissertation is titled, The Sabbath in the Pentateuch: An Exegetical and Theological Study.

Jody Washburn

Associate Professor of Hebrew and Biblical Studies
[Education] PhD – Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, 2016 -- MA – Religion—Old Testament, Andrews University, 2010 -- MA – Religion—Religious Education, Andrews University, 2010 -- BA – Theology, Walla Walla University, 2005 [Teaching Areas] Hebrew Language, Biblical Studies, Levantine Archaeology, Christian Theology. [Research/Interests] Interdisciplinary study of ancient tombs and inscriptions. Intersections between psychological science and theology, particularly in the area of compassion and spirituality. Creative pedagogy, particularly in the areas of Bible and archaeology. Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible.

Alden Thompson

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University
Alden Thompson is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University. He has been a faculty member at WWC since 1970. From 1972 to 1974, he was on college-sponsored doctoral study leave at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In 1980-81 he was an exchange teacher at Marienhöhe Seminary in Darmstadt, Germany. After serving as WWC academic vice president for four years (1986-90), he returned to full-time teaching in the School of Theology. He retired in 2009, but continued to teach part time until he fully retired on June 30, 2020.

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