Dr. john oswalt

Dr. John Oswalt is a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Asbury, he served as a research professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi from 1999 to 2009.


He is the author of 11 books, most notable of which is the two-volume commentary on the book of Isaiah in the New International Commentary of the Old Testament. His most recent book is The Holy One of Israel: Studies in the Book of Isaiah, released in 2014. Dr. Oswalt has also written numerous articles that have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals and popular religious periodicals.


Dr. Oswalt is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He has served as a part-time pastor in congregations in New England and Kentucky, and is a frequent speaker in conferences, camps and local churches.


Dr. Oswalt received a B.A. from Taylor University; a B.D. and Th.M. from Asbury Seminary as well as a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University.