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Dr. David Schreiner

Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Old Testament

Lexington, KY


Rev. Dr. David B. Schreiner and his wife, Ginny, have three daughters, Maddie, Bailey, and Lily. They currently live outside of Lexington, Kentucky. He is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church.  

Dr. Schreiner grew up as the son of a United Methodist Minister in the West Ohio Conference. He attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he played varsity soccer and graduated with a degree in Biblical Literature and a minor in Criminal Justice. Subsequent to his time in Marion, IN, he moved to Wilmore, KY where he attended Asbury Theological Seminary. From 2004–07 he obtained a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, eventually receiving the Ichthus Award for Old Testament Studies. He then matriculated in Asbury’s Ph.D. program in Biblical Studies as the recipient of the Ph.D. Scholarship in Biblical Studies. He graduated in 2012 with a Doctor of Philosophy and an emphasis in the Old Testament. 

Dr. Schreiner came to Wesley Biblical Seminary as an Adjunct Professor in 2009. In 2017, he was hired as an Assistant Professor of Old Testament, and at the end of the 2019-20 academic year he was promoted to Associate Professor of Old Testament and Associate Dean. Dr. Schreiner has published widely in the field of Biblical Studies. Topics include biblical archaeology, history of interpretation, and the exegesis of biblical passages. In addition to contributing articles, chapters, and monographs, he also contributes to biblical scholarship through critical books reviews, academic presentations, and as the co-director of the Chronicles study group and a member of the steering committee of the Early Historical Books study group within the Institute of Biblical Research. He is an active member in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute of Biblical Research, and the American Schools of Overseas Research. 

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  • Ph.D.

    Asbury Theological Seminary

  • M.A.

    Asbury Theological Seminary

  • B.A.

    Indiana Wesleyan University


  • Ahab’s House of Horrors

    Co-authored with Kyle R. Greenwood Lexham Press, 2023

  • Silhouettes of Scripture

    Co-authored with Drew S. Holland Lexington Books, 2023

  • Commentary on 1 & 2 Kings

    Co-authored with Lee Compson Series: Kerux: An Integrative Commentary for Proclamation--Old Testament Kregel, 2022

  • Pondering the Spade: Discussing Important Convergences between Archaeology and Old Testament Studies

    Wipf and Stock, 2019

  • 1 & 2 Kings

    Series: The Bible in God's World Cascade, TBD

  • Any Army Like Goats: A Semantic and Zoological Reconsideration of 1 Kgs 20:27

    Co-authored with Kyle Greenwood Vetus Testamentum 73 (2023)

  • Reading Joshua 2–7, 2 Kings 5, and Acts 5:1–11 Comparatively

    Wesleyan Theological Journal 58.1 (2023)

  • Breaking the Siege: Examining נַעֲרֵי שָׂרֵי הַמְּדִינוֹת in 1 Kgs 20

    The Asbury Journal 72.2 (2022)

  • “'Now Reoboam, Son of Solomon, Reigned in Judah': Considering the Structural Divisions of Kings and the Significance of 1 Kgs 14:21"

    The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies 7.1 (2020)

  • “The Annihilation of the Egyptian and Neo-Assyrian Armies: A Proposal of Inner-biblical Typology and Some Literary Critical Implications”

    Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 130.4 (2018)

  • “‘But He Could Not Warm Himself’: Sexual Innuendo and the Place of 1 Kgs 1:1–4,”

    Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 32.1 (2018)

  • “Double Entendre, Disguised Verbal Resistance, and the Composition of Psalm 132,”

    Bulletin for Biblical Research 28.1 (2018)

  • “On the State of the Old Testament: Essays and Reviews in Response to Brent A. Strawn’s The Old Testament is Dying"

    The Asbury Journal 73.2 (2018)

  • "Graf and Wellhausen, and Their Legacy."

    With Bill T. Arnold. Pages 252-73 in A History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume 3: The Enlightenment through the Nineteenth Century Edited by Alan J. Hauser and Duane F. Watson (2017)

  • “We Really Should Stop Translating נִיר in Kings as ‘Light’ or ‘Lamp’”: A Response to Deuk-il Shin"

    Tyndale Bulletin 68.1 (2017)

  • "Zerubbabel, Persia, and Inner-biblical Exegesis"

    Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 4.2 (2015)

  • “Why נִיר In Kings?”

    Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 39.1 (2014)

  • "The Election and Divine Choice of Zion/Jerusalem"

    Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.2 (2012)

  • “What Are They Saying About Khirbet Qeiyafa?”

    Trinity Journal 33 (2012)

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