The Case For Biblical Archaeology
John Currid is a highly successful entrepreneur who has a lot of success in his personal and professional life. He has a net worth of $1 billion, and has received awards for his accomplishments in his field. His early life and education have also helped him achieve great success in his professional career.
Early Life and Education
John Currid has been working in biblical studies for over fifteen years. He is a professor at the Reformed Theological Seminary and the Chair of the Biblical Studies Division. In addition to his work in theology, he has been on several archaeological expeditions, including the Tell el-Hesi and Carthage excavations. He has also served as the Project Director of the Bethsaida Excavations project in Israel. His research focuses on the relationship between the ancient Near Eastern cosmologies and the Hebrew worldview.
Among the numerous topics that Currid covers are the pantheon of the Egyptians, the Egyptian cosmology and its relationship to the Hebrew worldview. Specifically, he explains the Bronze Serpent of Numbers 21 in relation to its Egyptian imagery. Also, Currid examines the story of Joseph.
John Currid is a pastor of teaching at the Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C. He is also the Chancellor’s Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. His professional career includes serving on the excavation staff for the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel and the Lahav Grain Storage Project. In addition, he has been an adjunct faculty member at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies. This article explores his latest book, The Case for Biblical Archaeology.
It’s not surprising that John Currid has written a number of books in his professional career, and many of them are aimed at teaching Christians the ins and outs of Biblical archaeology. His latest work, The Case for Biblical Archaeology, provides a comprehensive survey of the field, introducing the reader to the fascinating past of the people of the Old Testament. Along with the biblical texts, the author examines ancient archaeological and mythological fragments in order to better understand how the Old Testament was conceived and interpreted.
Achievements and Honors
Aside from his many responsibilities as the senior editor of the ESV Archaeology Study Bible, John Currid is also a noted archaeologist and theoretician. Not to mention the Chancellor’s Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. He also holds the honor of being an adjunct faculty member at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies.
One of the more intriguing roles he has taken on in recent years is that of project director of the Bethsaida Archaeological Project. The fact that he has been on the staff for nearly a decade should speak volumes. In addition to his scholarly duties, Currid serves as a preacher at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. His other accolades include a Ph.D from the University of Chicago and a plethora of honors and accolades.
Previously a professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Dr. Currid was recently appointed Chancellor’s Professor of Old Testament at RTS Charlotte. This position allows the professor to teach at multiple RTS campuses, thereby benefiting more students. His latest book is entitled The Case for Biblical Archaeology.
Among other accomplishments, Currid has served as the Project Director of the Bethsaida Excavation Project in Israel. He also holds a Ph.D in archaeology from the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. His work includes nearly a dozen books on the Old Testament.
Currid has been an adjunct faculty member at the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies and Grove City College. In addition, he served as Chair of the Biblical Studies Division at Jackson State University and the Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.