Paul Overland, PhD

Paul Overland, PhD

Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

Dr. Overland's gentle spirit and incredible kindness are the first thing one notices upon meeting him, and a certain depth marks his interactions with others. He has a love for the Hebrew Scriptures, and his desire as a professor is to awaken that same appreciation in his students. Through his classes, students deepen their ability to hear God's voice in His Word.

Both Dr. Overland and his wife, Lorie, spent a portion of their childhood years in Japan. Upon completion of a doctoral program, they returned for two wonderful years to join the Tokyo Biblical Seminary faculty. Due to their time overseas, the Overlands have a deep appreciation for the richness of Asian culture.

Outside of his position at ATS, Dr. Overland is drawn to adventure, filling his free time with cycling, backpacking and woodworking.

Contact poverlan@ashland.edu 419-289-5773
Denomination Free Methodist
Education PhDBrandeis University MABrandeis University MDiv George Fox Seminary BA Seattle Pacific University
Social Personal Website

Paul's Published Books

“Structure in The Wisdom of Amenemope and Proverbs” in “Go to the Land I Will Show You”: Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young ISBN: 978-0931464911 View on Amazon
"Agur," "Caleb," and "Hagar" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series) ISBN: 978-0830817818 View on Amazon
"Wisdom" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series) ISBN: 978-0830817825 View on Amazon