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Tim Sigler

Provost & Dean, Professor of Hebrew and Biblical Studies

 

 

Dr. Tim Sigler serves as Provost and Dean at Shepherds Theological Seminary (Cary, NC) where he is responsible for all aspects of administration, development, and the overall supervision of the faculty, staff, and academic programs. Under his leadership, the seminary is increasing its enrollment, expanding degree offerings, promoting faculty publications, upgrading communications, enhancing campus spaces, and strengthening financial partnerships.

 

Prior to STS, Dr. Sigler served with distinction at the Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) for 18 years, most recently as Professor of Hebrew and Biblical Studies. Dr. Sigler specializes in areas related to biblical languages and literature and has taught courses such as Life in Bible Times (Historical Geography and Bible Backgrounds), Hebrew Grammar I & II, Hebrew Exegesis I & II, Old Testament Wisdom Literature, Old Testament Historical Literature, Hermeneutics/Methods of Bible Study, Biblical Archaeology, and Biblical Theology of Jerusalem. He has also created numerous curricula and study opportunities for others including study abroad programs in Israel and Jordan. On two separate occasions, his courses have received the ACCESS Course of the Year Award in a competition for online education curriculum sponsored by Christianity Today (Interpreting the OT Historical Books, 2018; and Hermeneutics, 2004). He is a member of the Evangelical Seminary Deans Council, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Near East Archaeological Society, and the American Schools of Oriental Research.

 

He maintains an active international presence writing and lecturing as the Israel Scholar-in-Residence with CJF Ministries and hosting study tours throughout the biblical world with Wisdom Passages. His Ph.D. dissertation at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL) is titled “Emotional Geography in the Song of Songs: A Literary Study of the Contexts of Love.” Grace College and Seminary (Winona Lake, IN) awarded Dr. Sigler a grant to participate in their M.S. in Higher Education program, a degree which he recently completed. He also holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies, M.A. in Theological Studies, and M.Div. degrees from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (Ankeny, IA). He has contributed to various periodicals and The Moody Bible Commentary, the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity, and What Should We Think about Israel? Separating Fact from Fiction in the Middle East Conflict. He and his hospitable wife, Bernice, have three adventurous children.

 

 

Degrees

B.A. Faith Baptist Bible College

M.A. Faith Baptist Theological Seminary

M.Div. Faith Baptist Theological Seminary

Ph.D. Trinity International University

M.S.H.E. Grace College

 

Specialties

Biblical Archaeology

Educational Tourism

Hermeneutics / Biblical Interpretation and Exegesis

Historical Geography

Song of Songs

Wisdom Literature

 

Publications

Book Chapters

“What Should We Think about Jewish and Arab Relations?” in What Should We Think about Israel? Separating Fact from Fiction in the Middle East Conflict

“Police and Prisons,” in Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity

“Song of Songs,” in The Moody Bible Commentary

Articles

 

“The Jews of Greece: Hellenism, Holocaust, and Hope for the Future,” CJF Ministries Art Calendar, 2019-20

 

“He Made the Stars Also: Astronomy in Israel and the Bible,” CJF Ministries Art Calendar, 2018-19

 

“Food for Thought: A Culinary Tour of Israel,” CJF Ministries Art Calendar, 2016-17

 

“The Gates of Jerusalem,” CJF Ministries Art Calendar, 2015-16

 

“Reading the Bible in the Right Direction,” Messianic Perspectives, Nov/Dec, 2014

 

“Treasures of the Israel Museum,” CJF Ministries Art Calendar, 2014-15

 

“The Great Debate on Israelite History: Have the Archaeological Giants Killed King David?” Messianic Perspectives, Jul/Aug, 2010

 

“Reading Revelation 2-3—As If You Were There,” Messianic Perspectives, May/Jun, 2010

 

“The Top Ten Attacks on the Historical Reliability of the Bible: And How to Answer Them,” Messianic Perspectives, Mar/Apr, 2010

 

“Amazing Artifacts of Antiquity: What Does the Archaeological Record Teach Us About the Authenticity of the Bible?” CJF Ministries Art Calendar, 2009

 

“God Has A Plan: The Ongoing Place of Israel in God’s Redemptive Plan,” a three-part series in Messianic Perspectives, 2008