James D. Price is the academic dean and professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Temple Baptist Seminary in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he has taught since 1972. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, with 25 years experience in that profession, serving as a senior research engineer for Franklin Institute Research Laboratories in Philadelphia before moving to TBS. He has an M.Div. from Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Tacoma, Washington (formerly Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary), and a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Biblical Literature from Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Languages in Philadelphia. He has formally studied over seven languages and dialects. His thesis topic was “The Theoretical Basis for Machine Aids for Translating from Hebrew to English.”
Dr. Price has taught Bible and related subjects at the graduate level for 33 years and has traveled on teaching missions to Germany and the Ukraine. In addition, he teaches a Sunday School class and serves as an usher in Highland Park Baptist Church.
He is a member of numerous honor societies and professional organizations:
Tau Beta Pi, an Engineering Honor Society
Eta Kappa Nu, an Electrical Engineering Honor Society
The Evangelical Theological Society
The American Oriental Society
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of North America
The Biblical Archaeology Society
The Society of Biblical Literature
In addition to published book reviews, he is the author of the following journal articles:
"An Algorithm for Generating Hebrew Words," Computer Studies in the Humanities and Verbal Behavior, Vol. 1, No. 2, August, 1968.
"An Algorithm for Analyzing Hebrew Words," Computer Studies in the Humanities and Verbal Behavior, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1969.
"The Excellent Heritage of the English Bible," The Fundamentalist Journal, November, 1983.
"Rosh Was an Ancient Land Known to Ezekiel," Grace Theological Journal, Spring 1985.
"A Computer Aid for Textual Criticism," Grace Theological Journal, Spring, 1987.
"A Computer-Aided Textual Commentary on the Book of Philippians," Grace Theological Journal, Fall, 1987.
He is the author or contributing author of the following books:
The New King James Version, (Thomas Nelson, 1982), executive editor of the Old Testament.
God's Wisdom for Daily Living (Thomas Nelson, 1984).
"Samaria," chapter in Major Cities of Bible Times, ed. R. K. Harrison
(Thomas Nelson, 1985).
Complete Equivalence in Bible Translation (Thomas Nelson, 1987).
The Syntax of Masoretic Accents in the Hebrew Bible (Edwin Mellen Press, 1990).
A Concordance of the Accents in the Hebrew Bible, 5 Vols. (Mellen Biblical Press, 1995).
Contributor to The Old Testament Hebrew-English Dictionary (Springfield,
MO: World Library Press, Inc., 1995-98).
Contributor to The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996).
Translator and Section Editor for the Holman Christian Standard Bible
(Nashville: Broadman& Holman, 2001-04).
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