Dr. Bruce Waltke


Serves as Senior Fellow

  • B.A. from Houghton College
  • Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. from Harvard University

A world-renowned scholar of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew, Bruce's impressive academic career has included professorships at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas; Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia; Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He has also served as Professor Emeritus at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Bruce has travelled widely as a Bible expositor, as an area supervisor for excavations at Gezer, Israel, and as the director of field study trips to the Middle East and the classical world. In the past, Bruce also served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He was on the translation committee of the New American Standard Bible and New International Version, and he is currently an honorary member of the committee responsible for Today’s New International Version.

A prolific author, Bruce’s published works include Intermediate Hebrew Grammar, Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, Finding the Will of God, Creation and Chaos as well as commentaries on Proverbs (New International Commentary on the Old Testament, 2 vols.), Micah (Tyndale Commentary Series), and, along with co-author C. J. Fredricks, Genesis, which won the 2002 Gold Medallion Book Award. He also authored An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach, which received an ECPA Christian Book Award in 2008. Additionally, Bruce was co-editor for the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament and was the Old Testament editor for the Expositor's Bible Commentary series, the New Geneva Study Bible, and the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible. He is married and has three grown children.