Douglas Miller, Ph.D.

Email: dougm@tabor.edu
Phone: 620-947-3121, ext 1077
Department: Bible, Religion & Philosophy

Education

  • Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
  • B.A. Oral Roberts University

Professional Background

  • Old Testament Editor for the Believers Church Bible Commentary series (Herald Press)
  • Old Testament Editor for the Anabaptist Dictionary of the Bible (online)
  • General editor for 10 years of Direction journal, the academic journal of North American Mennonite Brethren

Recognitions & Awards

  • Distinguished Tabor faculty: 2006 – 2007
  • Annual Tabor Faculty Lecture, “Community Patterns of Worship: A Canonical Approach to Psalm Categories,” February 7, 2005

Courses

  • Poets & Sages
  • Prophets & Kings
  • Gospel of John
  • Pentateuch
  • Lovers, Rebels, & Heroes
  • Christian Faith in Contemporary Culture
  • Life & Writings of C. S. Lewis
  • Bible, Community, & Culture

Publications

  • An Akkadian Handbook. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1996; 2d ed. 2014 (with R. Mark Shipp).
  • Ecclesiastes, Believers Church Bible Commentary. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2010.
  • Symbol and Rhetoric in Ecclesiastes: The Place of Hebel in Qohelet’s Work. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature; Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2002.
  • Editor, Tabor College: A Century of Transformation. Hillsboro, KS: Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, 2008.
  • “Should We Take Time for War? Moral Indeterminacy in Qohelet’s Poem,” in Struggles for Shalom: Peace and Violence Across the Testaments, 88-102, edited by Laura L. Brenneman and Bradley D. Schantz. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2014.
  • Psalms 56-61 in Timeless: Ancient Psalms for the Church Today, vol. 2, ed. R. Mark Shipp. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2014.
  • “Will Jonah Be Saved?” in Beautiful upon the Mountains: Biblical Essays on Mission, Peace, and the Reign of God, 77-98. Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2003; an earlier version was presented at Lenox Colloquium, Austin, Texas, June 2002.
  • “What the Preacher Forgot: The Rhetoric of Ecclesiastes,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 62:2 (2000) 215-35, revision of presentation to the Wisdom in Biblical and Cognate Traditions section, national SBL convention, New Orleans, 1996.
  • “Power in Wisdom: The Suffering Servant of Ecclesiastes 4,” in Peace and Justice Shall Embrace: Power and Theopolitics in the Bible, 145-73. Telford, PA: Pandora Press U.S., 1999.
  • “Qoheleth’s Symbolic Use of Hebel,” Journal of Biblical Literature 117:3 (1998) 437-54, revision of presentation to the Wisdom in Biblical and Cognate Traditions section, national SBL, Chicago, 1994.
  • “The Signs as Witnesses in the Fourth Gospel: Reexamining the Evidence,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 56:3 (1994) 519-35 (with Loren L. Johns), revision of presentation to the Johannine Literature section, national SBL convention, Kansas City, 1991.

Service

  • I have led many adult Sunday school classes in a variety of churches, pastoral workshops, served on boards, preached in local churches, plus published articles in popular Christian magazines. I have also hosted several Jerusalem Seminar trips to the Holy Land.