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David P. Melvin

David Melvin

Contact Information:
Johnson Center 102 K

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies


  • B.A., Evangel University
  • M.A., Washington University
  • Ph.D., Baylor University


Teaching Fellow/Instructor at Baylor University

Teaching Assignments

  • History of Christian Thought
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament

Recent Scholarly Work

Dissertation: "In Heaven as It Is on Earth: The Development of the Interpreting Angel Motif in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian, Persian, and Early Hellenistic Periods" (2012)

Co-editor, "Annotated Index of the Elephantine Papyri."  Co-edited with R. E. Garton, with contributions by W. G. Hulbert, Libby Ballard, and Seung-Ho Bang.  In A. E. Cowley, Aramaic Papyri of the Fifth Century B.C.  Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.  Forthcoming.

"Making All Things New (Again): Zephaniah's Eschatological Vision of a Return to Primeval Time."  In Creation and Chaos: A Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel’s Chaos Kampf Hypothesis.  Edited by Joann Scurlock. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.  Forthcoming.

"Jeremiah, Book of," "History of Israel, Post-monarchic Period," and "Apocalypticism, Early Jewish."  In Lexham Bible Dictionary.  Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Systems.  Forthcoming.

“‘Why Does the Way of the Wicked Prosper?’ Divine and Human Suffering in Jeremiah 11:18–12:13 and the Problem of Evil.” Evangelical Quarterly 83.2 (2011): 99–106.

“The Gilgamesh Traditions and the Pre-History of Gen 6:1–4.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 38.1 (2011): 23–32.

“Divine Mediation and the Rise of Civilization in Mesopotamian Literature and in Genesis 1–11.” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 10 (2010): Article 17.

Numerous presentations at meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, Society for Pentecostal Studies, Wesleyan Theological Society, and American Oriental Society.