Dr. Andrew T. Abernethy recently joined the Wheaton College Biblical and Theological Studies faculty as Assistant Professor of Old Testament.
Abernethy is a graduate of Bethel College, where he earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Bible, Greek and Ministry. He earned an M. Div. and a doctorate of Philosophy in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Previously, Abernethy served as Old Testament Lecturer at Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College and Instructor in Hebrew and Adjunct Professor in Old Testament Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Abernethy’s research focuses on the Old Testament books of Isaiah and Psalms. His doctoral dissertation, Eating in Isaiah: Approaching the Role of Food and Drink in Isaiah’s Structure and Message, will be published in 2014 by Brill. He also edited and contributed to Isaiah and Imperial Context (Pickwick, 2013).
“When I am asked, ‘Why Wheaton College?’ the answer is easy: top-notch students and a world-class faculty and staff who all strive to live for Christ and His kingdom,” Abernethy says. “Since my own life was radically transformed through a Christian liberal arts education, I am excited to participate in the formation of students at such a historic evangelical institution.”
“Dr. Abernethy has a serious commitment to faith and a strong intellectual vision,” says Wheaton College Provost Dr. Stanton Jones. “His pastoral spirit, productivity and excellence in the classroom make him a great addition to the Wheaton College faculty.”