Stephen Coleman


Old Testament

Rev. Dr. Stephen Coleman (PhD, The Catholic University of America) is assistant professor of Old Testament and biblical languages at Westminster Theological Seminary, co-editor of the Westminster Theological Journal, and senior research fellow at the J. Alan Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Research. A graduate of Grove City College (BA, 2002), Westminster Seminary California (MDiv, 2005), and The Catholic University of America (MA, 2010/PhD, 2016), he previously served as associate pastor at Wallace Presbyterian Church in College Park, Maryland (2008–2017) and Assistant Pastor of Valley Presbyterian Church in North Hills, California (2005–2008).

Dr. Coleman’s academic interests include biblical languages; ancient Near Eastern language and literature; linguistics; wisdom literature and the psalms. His dissertation was published as The Biblical Hebrew Transitivity Alternation in Cognitive Linguistic Perspective (Harrassowitz Verlag). Other publications include: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: A 12-Week Study in the Knowing the Bible series (Crossway) and journal articles in Biblical Interpretation and Unio Cum Christo.

Education

  • PhD in Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2016
  • MA in Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2010
  • MDiv, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, 2005
  • BA in English, Grove City College, Grove City, PA, 2002

Church Ministry

Dr. Coleman is an ordained teaching elder in the PCA. He has served on the Candidates and Credentials Committee of the Pacific Presbytery and the Christian Education Committee and Program Committee of the Potomac Presbytery. He has also chaired the Candidates and Credentials Committee of the Potomac Presbytery.

Teaching and Professional History

  • Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2014–2017
  • Associate Pastor, Wallace Presbyterian Church in College Park, MD, 2012–2017
  • Guest Lecturer, Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, 2012–present
  • Guest Lecturer, Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA, 2015
  • Teaching Fellow, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, 2010–2012
  • Assistant Pastor, Wallace Presbyterian Church in College Park, MD, 2008–2012
  • Assistant Pastor, Valley Presbyterian Church in North Hills, CA, 2005–2008

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