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V. Philips Long

Professor, Old Testament
BA (Wheaton), MDiv (Gordon-Conwell), PhD (Cambridge)
Phil Long joined Regent’s faculty in 2000, after having taught for fifteen years at Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, Missouri) and four years at the Freie Theologische Akademie in Germany. In addition to earning the degrees noted above, Phil Long has studied at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His book publications include The Reign and Rejection of King Saul: A Case for Literary and Theological Coherence; The Art of Biblical History; the edited volumes Israel’s Past in Present Research and Windows Into Old Testament History; and the co-authored work, A Biblical History of Israel. He has recently completed a “background commentary” on 1–2 Samuel, which is to appear in a four-volume set covering the Old Testament. He has contributed commentary notes for the forthcoming ESV Study Bible (Joshua) and the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible (1–2 Samuel) and has served on several translation projects.

Phil Long is an ordained teaching elder in the PCA. He and his wife, Polly, have four children, four children-in-law, and six grandchildren. An avid outdoorsman and angler, he also enjoys portrait and landscape painting.

Areas of expertise

  • The Books of Samuel
  • Biblical History & Historiography
  • Literary Approaches to the Old Testament
  • The Book of Joshua
  • Wisdom Literature
  • Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics
  • Archaeology

Media & Publications

  • The Art of Biblical History Book Publication
  • Israel’s Past in Present Research Book Publication
  • Windows into Old Testament History Book Publication
  • A Biblical History of Israel (with Iain Provan and Tremper Longman) Book Publication
  • The Reign and Rejection of King Saul: A Case for Literary and Theological Coherence Book Publication
  • Looking Closely Article
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