President appointed to Oak Hill College
The College Council of Oak Hill College is pleased to announce that the Reverend Jonathan Juckes has been appointed as President with effect from January 1st 2018.
Johnny brings to the role practical parish and pastoral experience across a wide variety of parish situations, as well as many years of involvement in theological training.
As President he will join Dan Strange, Acting Principal, and the current leadership of the college to bring additional strategic vision, an energised partnership across the evangelical and wider community, and an entrepreneurial approach to considering how we best enhance our formation of men and women preparing for a lifetime of ministry and mission leadership in Britain and around the world.
Inscriptions which shed light on the Old Testament
Eric Ortlund, who lectures in Old Testament at Oak Hill, writes about his encounter with a number of ancient inscriptions and images from the Middle East.
This summer, I visited Paris and saw a number of West Semitic inscriptions in the Louvre. These are texts I have studied and taught, but never seen with my own eyes.
The visit included the Moabite stone. If memory serves, thereís one other Moabite inscription in existence, but itís really small and doesnít reveal much. So this is basically the Moabite corpus, right here. (I joke with students you can read 30-odd lines of Moabite and justly claim to be an expert in it.) Moabite is virtually the same as ancient Hebrew and thus easy to read, even after one year of Hebrew. King Mesha mentions King Omri and says Israel conquered Moab because Chemosh (his deity) was angry with his land, showing a quasi-Deuteronomistic theology. Itís fascinating.