W. Dennis Tucker, Jr. Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs;
Professor of Christian Scriptures
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Education
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ed.S., University of Louisville
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University
Research Interests
The Book of Psalms
Hebrew
Persian Period
Courses Taught
Christian Scriptures 2
Hebrew Readings
Publication Highlights
  • Psalms, Volume 2. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. Co-authored with Jamie Grant.
  • The Book of Jonah. Baylor Handbook to the Hebrew Bible. Revised and Expanded. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2018.
  • The Psalter as Witness: Poetry, Theology and Genre. The Baylor University-University of Bonn Symposium on the Book of Psalms. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2017. Co-edited with W.H. Bellinger, Jr.
  • Constructing and Deconstructing Power in Psalms 107-150. Ancient Israel and Its Literature 19. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical LiteraturePress, 2014.
  • Diachronic and Synchronic: Reading the Psalms in Real Time. London: T&T Clark, 2007. Co-editor with Joel Burnett and W.H. Bellinger, Jr.

About Dr. Tucker

Dr. W. Dennis Tucker, Jr. is Professor of Christian Scriptures and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Tucker's main area of research is the Book of Psalms. Currently he directs the Baylor University-Universität Münster Research Cluster on the Book of Psalms. He also serves as series editor for The Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible published by Baylor University Press. He and Jamie Grant recently completed Psalms, Vol. 2 in the NIV Application Commentary series. In his monograph, Constructing and Deconstructing Power in Psalms 107-150, Dr. Tucker explored the notion of power in the final book of the Psalter and observed an anti-imperial critique in that collection of psalms. He is currently completing a commentary on the book of Malachi in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament series. Dr. Tucker presents regularly at national and international meetings.

Dr. Tucker continues to preach and serve in local congregations. He has served churches in Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, and Arkansas. He and his wife, Tish, have three daughters: Hannah, Sarah, and Hope.

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