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Tremper Longman, III is an Old Testament theologian, professor and author of several books, including 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award winner Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings.[1] He serves as Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He earned his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Prior to joining Westmont in 1998, Longman taught for eighteen years at Westminster in Philadelphia. He has also served as visiting professor of Old Testament at Mars Hill Graduate School, an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, and a guest lecturer at Regent College and the Canadian Theological Seminary.[2]

Longman has contributed to a number of commentaries, including the New International Commentary on the Old Testament (The Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes), NIV Application Commentary (Daniel), New International Biblical Commentary (Jeremiah and Lamentations), and the Baker Old Testament Wisdom series (Proverbs).[3] In addition, he was the senior translator for the wisdom books on the central committee that produced and now monitors the New Living Translation.[4]

Selected publications

  • How to read the Psalms (1988) ISBN 0877849412
  • Fictional Akkadian autobiography: a generic and comparative study (1991) ISBN 0931464412
  • The complete literary guide to the Bible - with Leland Ryken (1993) ISBN 0310230780
  • An introduction to the Old Testament - with Raymond B. Dillard (1994) ISBN 0310432502
  • God is a Warrior - with Daniel Reid (1995) ISBN 0310494613
  • The book of Ecclesiastes (1998) ISBN 0802823661
  • Dictionary of biblical imagery - with Leland Ryken (1998) ISBN 0830814515
  • A biblical history of Israel - with Iain William Provan and V. Philips Long (2003) ISBN 0664220908




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