Dr. Mark Ziese

Dean, School of Bible and Theology
B.B.L. in Biblical Studies (Ozark Christian College)
M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Cincinnati Christian University)
M.A. in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion)
Ph.D. in Religion (Andrews University)

Website: MarkZiese.com

Books: The College Press NIV Commentary: Joshua

The College Press NIV Commentary: Judges and Ruth

My Father’s World: Celebrating the Life of Reuben G. Bullard


My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: Discovering the wonder of God and his creation.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: Travel, hike, read, and be in, on, and around water.

In my classes, students can expect: To explore the meeting place of the biblical text and its context.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: Come curious.

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Agents of positive change.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: Archaeologists rarely fistfight Nazis.

A quote that influences how I live is: “Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven.” – N.T. Wright