Dr. Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He earned a B.A. in Religion at Ohio Wesleyan University an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern studies from Yale University. Tremper has authored or co-authored twenty books and written numerous articles. A number of these works are interdisciplinary. His Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation (Zondervan 1987); Complete Literary Guide to the Bible (contributor and co-editor along with Leland Ryken; Zondervan 1993) and numerous articles approach the study of the Bible through literary criticism. He also co-authors books with the psychologist Dan Allender (Bold Love [NavPress 1991]; Cry of the Soul [NavPress 1994] Intimate Allies [Tyndale House Publishers 1995] Bold Purpose (Tyndale House Publishers 1997]) a church curriculum called The Intimate Mystery of Marriage (InterVarsity Press 2005) and most recently Breaking the Idols of Your Heart: How to Navigate the Temptations of Life (IVP 2007). His interest in history and historiography is expressed in A Biblical History of Israel [co-authored with Iain Provan and Phil Long; Westminster John Knox 2003]). He has also written commentaries on Song of Songs (Eerdmans) Ecclesiastes (Eerdmans) Daniel (Zondervan) and Nahum (Baker). A commentary on Jeremiah and Lamentations is forthcoming with Hendriksen Press. For InterVarsity Press he has produced three books: How to Read Psalms How to Read Proverbs and How to Read Genesis. In addition he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation and has served as a consultant on other popular translations of the Bible including the Message the New Century Version and the Holman Standard Bible. Tremper and Alice have three sons. Tremper IV is married to Jill and works in Hartford. They have a daughter Gabrielle. Timothy is an antitrust lawyer working for Howrey Simon in Washington D.C. Andrew is a management associate for Bank of America in Malibu California. For fun Tremper watches movies to relax and for exercise he plays squash.
Reading the Bible with Heart and Mindby Tremper Longman
As God’s written Word to us, the Bible is the single most powerful agent for transforming our lives. But too often Bible reading becomes routine. Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind will equip you to accurately understand and respond to God’s Word in ways that will develop deep intimacy with Christ.
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