John Goldingay
John Edgar Goldingay

(1942-06-20) 20 June 1942 (age 81)
OccupationRetired academic
Known forBritish OT biblical scholar
(m. 1966; died 2009)
(m. 2010)
AwardsDoctor of Divinity Lambeth degree
Academic background
EducationUniversity of Oxford
Alma materUniversity of Nottingham
Academic work
DisciplineBiblical studies
Sub-disciplineOld Testament studies
InstitutionsSt John's College, Nottingham
Fuller Theological Seminary
St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena
Main interestsOld Testament and Hebrew

John Edgar Goldingay (born 20 June 1942 in Birmingham, United Kingdom[1]) is a British Old Testament scholar and translator and Anglican cleric. He is the David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus of Old Testament in the School of Theology of Fuller Theological Seminary in California.[2]

Education and career

Goldingay obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) at the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Nottingham. He also has a Doctor of Divinity Lambeth degree.[3] He was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1966 and a priest in 1967.

Goldingay was a Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at St John's College, Nottingham and served as Principal from 1988 to 1997.[4] He went to Fuller Theological Seminary in 1997.[3] He was also an associate priest at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena.

Personal life

Goldingay was married to his first wife, Ann, for 43 years until she died in June 2009. In 2010 he married Kathleen Scott. He has two adult sons from his first marriage and an adult step-daughter from the second. After retiring from Fuller, he moved back to his home country of England in the spring of 2018, living in Oxford.[1][5][6]

Writing career

Goldingay has published major commentaries on several books of the Old Testament as well as books on Old Testament theology and biblical interpretation. From 2010 to 2016, he issued the Old Testament for Everyone series through Westminster John Knox Press, a study guide for laypeople with original translation and study notes for each book of the Protestant Old Testament canon.[7] In 2018, his complete translation of the Old Testament was released by InterVarsity Press under the title The First Testament.[8]

Selected works




  1. ^ a b Goldingay, John. "CV". Fuller Theological Seminary. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. ^ "John Goldingay". Archived from the original on 28 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "John Goldingay". Fuller Theological Seminary. Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  4. ^ "John Edgar Goldingay". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  5. ^ Fuller News & Notes, Summer 2009 Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "About". The Goldingay Bible Clinic. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  7. ^ "NEW! Goldingay's The Old Testament for Everyone". Accordance Bible Software. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  8. ^ Paauw, Glenn. "Will the 'First Testament' Grab Your Attention?". Retrieved 28 April 2019.