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George Schwab
Schwab, Sr., George M.

Professor of Old Testament

Telephone: 864-379-8882
Email: schwab@erskine.edu

Dr. Schwab worked as an engineer before pursuing theological studies and has served as a counselor as well as a scholar. His “real world” experience, approachableness, and creativity shape his teaching. He is the author of several books on Old Testament topics. He serves as a minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • B.S., Drexel University, 1982
  • M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1992
  • Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1999
  • Certificates from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.
Publications
  • The Song of Songs’ Cautionary Message Concerning Human Love. Studies in Biblical Literature 41. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.
  • Hope in the Midst of a Hostile World: The Gospel According to Daniel. Gospel According to the OT Series. P&R, 2006.
  • Song of Songs Commentary for Expositor Bible Commentary Vol 6. Zondervan, 2008.
  • The Book of Proverbs in Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Vol. 7. Tyndale House, 2009.
  • In Their Own Eyes: The Gospel According to Judges. Gospel According to the OT Series. P&R, 2011.
  • The Book of Ruth in Expositor’s Bible Commentary Vol. 2. Zondervan, 2012.
  • The Book of Hosea in ESV Expository Commentary (Volume 7): Daniel –Malachi, 2018.
  • “Calvin’s Exegesis of the Book of Daniel.” This is a chapter for a book on John Calvin’s exegesis of the Prophets, about 13,000 words. Forthcoming.

Other:

  • “The Proverbs and the Art of Persuasion,” Journal of Biblical Counseling 14 no. 1 (1995): 6 – 17.
  • “The Book of Daniel and the Godly Counselor,” JBC 14 no. 2 (1996): 32 –40.
  • Review of Daniel, by Stephen Miller. In WTJ 58 no. 2 (1996): 339 – 343.
  • “The Book of Daniel and Godly Counsel: Part 2,” JBC 15 no. 1 (1996): 52– 61.
  • “Ecclesiastes and Counsel Under the Sun,” JBC 15 no. 2 (1997): 7 – 16.
  • “Cultivating the Vineyard: Solomon’s Counsel for Lovers,” JBC 15 no. 3 (1997): 8 – 20.
  • “Cultivating the Vineyard: Studies in the Song of Solomon”. Produced and directed by SDG Communications. 148 min. Willow Grove, PA: SDG, 1997. Videocassette.
  • “The Book of Job and Counsel in the Whirlwind,” JBC 17 no. 1 (1998): 31– 43.
  • “Leviticus.” In The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, eds. Tremper Longman, Leland Ryken, and Jim Wilhoit, 507-509. Downers Grove: IVP, 1998.
  • “Books of Samuel.” In The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, eds. Tremper Longman, Leland Ryken, and Jim Wilhoit, 757 – 758. Downers Grove: IVP, 1998.
  • “Woman as the Object of Qohelet’s Search.” AUSS 39 no. 1 (Spring 2001): 73 – 84.
  • “Critique of ‘Habituation’ as a Biblical Model of Change.” JBC 21 no. 2 (2003): 66 – 83.
  • “The Song of Songs” in the Dictionary of the OT: Wisdom, Poetry, and Writings. IVP, 2008.
  • “The Wasf” in the Dictionary of the OT: Wisdom, Poetry, and Writings, IVP, 2008.
  • “God as Healer: A Closer Look at Biblical Images of Inner Healing with Guiding Questions for Counselors.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity 28 no. 2 (2009): 121 – 129. Co-authored with Phil Monroe, Psy.D.
  • Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Contributed about twenty-five thousand words on two dozen essays. Baker Books, 2013.
  • “2 Kings 5:14.” In Devotions on the Hebrew Bible. Zondervan, 2015.
  • “Joshua 2:18.” In Devotions on the Hebrew Bible. Zondervan, 2015.
  • “The Days of Creation.” In The Dictionary of Christianity and Science. Zondervan, 2017
  • “Old Earth Creationism.” In The Dictionary of Christianity and Science. Zondervan, 2017.
Courses
Spring 2020

Due West Courses:

Sample List of Courses Taught at Erskine Seminary:

Required courses:
• Old Testament Intro I (in class and online)
• Old Testament Intro II (in class and online)
• Bible Survey (in class and online)
• Intro to Biblical Languages
• Principles of Exegesis (in class and online)
• Biblical Counseling
• Applied Biblical Counseling

Bible Electives:
• Wisdom Literature and Song of Songs
• Psalms
• Judges and Ruth
• Elijah/Elisha Narratives (in class and online)
• Daniel
• Minor Prophets (in class and online)
• Isaiah
• Joshua
• Theology of the Old Testament

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