David P. Melvin
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
- B.A., Evangel University
- M.A., Washington University
- Ph.D., Baylor University
Teaching Fellow/Instructor at Baylor University
- 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.