About Peter Enns

I graduated from Messiah College in 1982 with a B.S. in Behavioral Science, from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1989 with an M.D.iv, and from Harvard University in 1994 with a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

I taught at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) from 1994-2008. I have also taught courses at Harvard University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), Biblical Theological Seminary, Temple University, and Eastern University.  I am currently on the faculty at Eastern University teaching courses in Old and New Testaments.

My academic interests continue to develop, but they include: Old Testament Theology, Biblical Theology, Wisdom Literature (esp. Ecclesiastes), the NT’s use of the OT, Second Temple literature, and the general issue of how ancient Scripture intersects with modern thought.

My cv is available here Enns Resume.

On a less academic note, as my students can well attest, I have one and only one sports passion, the NY Yankees (one is enough), although I usually find myself firmly in the grips of March Madness. I have been drawn into the worlds depicted by novelist Stephen Lawhead. I am also a Simpsons, The Office, and Big Bang Theory fan.

I am married to Susan and we have three adult children: Erich, Elizabeth, and Sophia.

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