Bryan Cribb

Bryan Cribb

Associate Professor of
Old Testament
Biblical Hebrew


Associate Dean of
The College of Christian Studies



Contact

bcribb@andersonuniversity.edu
864.231.2111


Office

Anderson University
Watkins 115


Mail

316 Boulevard Box 1090
Anderson, SC 29621


Courses

CHR107. Introduction to the Old Testament is an introduction to the literary content and historical setting of the Old Testament.
CHR310. Hebrew Prophets is a study of prophecy in Israel and the prophetic literature of the Old Testament; emphasis on the historical setting of the prophets, the literary forms used in prophetic preaching, and the contemporary relevance of the prophetic message. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
CHR311. Hebrew Poetry and Wisdom Literature is a study of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms, and Song of Solomon; explores wisdom thinking in Israel and the characteristics of Hebrew poetry. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.
CHR312. Introduction to Biblical Hebrew is a survey of reading biblical Hebrew; basic grammar and vocabulary are emphasized.

CHR313. Intermediate Biblical Hebrew is a study of the grammar and syntax of the Hebrew Old Testament, emphasizing translation and exegesis of the biblical text.

CHR314. Pentateuch is a study of the first five books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
CHR315. Historical Books is a study of the historical books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
CHR415. Old Testament Topics is a study of specialized topic of Old Testament; includes individual research projects under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.

Biography

A native of Austell, Ga., Bryan Cribb came to Anderson University following a five-year tenure at Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Ga. Dr. Cribb holds a BA in political science and a BS in mathematics from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. After being called into the ministry, he received his master of divinity in biblical and theological studies and his doctor of philosophy from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. His primary emphasis in PhD work was Old Testament theology, with minor areas of study in New Testament theology and Old Testament languages.
Dr. Cribb is married to Elizabeth, and they have three sons—Daniel Luther, Josiah John, and Nathanael Bryan. Elizabeth is an RN and a stay-at-home mom, who also holds a master of divinity degree from Southern Seminary.

Dr. Cribb’s most recent publication is his book, Speaking on the Brink of Sheol: Form and Message of Old Testament Death Stories(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009). He also assisted Daniel I. Block in editing a volume of essays entitled, Israel: Ancient Kingdom or Late Invention? (Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2008), and has presented papers at several different venues. In addition, Dr. Cribb has written nearly 100 articles for Baptist Press, and he has had articles published in more than 15 state Baptist papers.

Dr. Cribb regularly fills the pulpit in local churches and has in the past served in interim and associate pastoral roles.

Personal Narrative

Though my calling is teaching at a Christian college, my passion is the local church. I truly believe that these two are and should be integrated, for it is through the training of God-called ministers at institutions like Anderson University that the church may be edified and our Lord glorified. My prayer is that the students who train for Christian ministry at AU will have this same passion for the Bride of Christ.
My goal in teaching is three-fold: To engender within the students a love and passion for God’s inspired, inerrant Word—all of it, including the Old Testament. To enter into and invest in the lives of the students, for through them our future generations and the church itself can be influenced for Christ. And to encourage the students in not only intellectual achievement, but also in Christian discipleship, discipline, and humility, so that the entire person is trained.

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