Dr. Hernández joined Southern Seminary from Moody Bible Institute where he was an assistant professor of Bible for two years. He teaches Old Testament and serves as the Director of the seminary’s Online Hispanic Program.
Dr. Hernández completed his PhD in Hebrew Bible at Bar-Ilan University (Ramat Gan, Israel) where he was trained in Semitic Philology. Dr. Hernández teaches on an array of topics including biblical wisdom, ancient Near Eastern literature, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Hernández is deeply invested in the academic community in which he continues to research, write, and present at scholarly conferences. Forthcoming chapter-length publications by Dr. Hernández include “’Evil or Agitated’: The Meaning of רשעים in Job 3:17,” (Eisenbrauns), and “The Expression of Moral Judgments through Imagery in Job and Ancient Near Eastern Literature,” (Mohr Siebeck). Dr. Hernández is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.
Dr. Hernández is committed to the church, having served in English, Spanish, and Hebrew-language ministries in the United States and abroad. Dr. Hernández currently preaches and gives seminars relating to the Old Testament, Jewish holidays, and Second Temple period Judaism at conferences and in congregations.