Peter goeman

Associate Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages

Peter Goeman serves as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Shepherds, having joined the faculty in 2017. Peter is a graduate of both The Master’s University (TMU) and The Master’s Seminary (TMS). At TMU Peter studied business, and at TMS he completed his MDiv, ThM, and PhD degrees, specializing in Old Testament studies. Over the last ten years he has been involved in various pastoral ministry positions. He currently serves at The Shepherd’s Church, overseeing the young adult ministry. He is married to Kinsley, and they have three sons and one daughter. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and has authored regular journal articles.

Peter’s extensive background in ancient languages, along with his substantial training in the cultural world of the Bible, make him a huge asset to Shepherds’ Department of Biblical Archaeology. He serves as a language expert and provides critical input in areas of geography and inscriptions.

Peter blogs regularly and hosts the Bible Sojourner podcast at




BS The Master’s University
MDiv The Master’s Seminary
ThM The Master’s Seminary
PhD The Master’s Seminary


Peer-Reviewed Journal and Encyclopedia articles


“Recent Scholarship and the Quest to Understand Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13.” The Master’s Seminary Journal 31, no. 2 (Fall 2020): 243–274. [PDF]
“Towards a New Proposal for Translating the Conjunction כי in Deuteronomy 4:29,” The Bible Translator 71, no. 2 (Aug 2020): 158–178. [PDF]
“The Reformers and the Original Languages: Calvin and Luther on the Importance of Greek and Hebrew in Theology and Ministry.” The Master’s Seminary Journal 28, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 5–16. [PDF]
“The Impact and Influence of Erasmus’s Greek New Testament.” Unio Cum Christo 2, no. 1 (April 2016): 69–82. [PDF]
“Implications of the Kingdom in Acts 3:19-21.” The Master’s Seminary Journal 26, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 75–93. [PDF]
“The Role of the LXX in James’ Use of Amos 9:11-12 in Acts 15:15-18.” Journal of Dispensational Theology (Fall 2014): 107–25. [PDF]



The Baptism Debate: Understanding and Evaluating Reformed Infant Baptism