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  • Lesson 9 for the week of February 24 to March 2

Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord

Leading Question: Covenant relationship is a thread that winds throughout the biblical literature, conceptualized in a variety of ways. What does it mean to say humans are in covenant relationship with God? Scripture Focus: Psalm…Read more
  • Lesson 1 for the week of December 30 to January 6

How to Read the Psalms

Leading Question: Robert Alter, in his book The Art of Biblical Poetry, argues that “poetry is not just a set of techniques for saying impressively what could be said otherwise. Rather, it is a particular…Read more
  • Lesson 11 for the week of December 9 to December 16

Mission to the Unreached: Part 2

Leading Question: Which is the greater danger—that we isolate ourselves from ungodly people and leave them unreached, or that we mingle too closely with them and are ourselves led astray? Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 11:1-6;…Read more

Hosts

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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