Duane A. Garrett

John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology; Chair, Department of Old Testament

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Garrett brings to Southern Seminary many years of teaching, writing, research, and pastoral experience. 

Dr. Garrett is the Chair of the Department of Old Testament. He is also the professor of Old Testament Interpretation, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to Southern, he served on the faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Bethel Seminary, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, Mid-America Baptist Seminary, and Korea Baptist Seminary. He also serves as the general editor for The Archaeology Study Bible from Zondervan Press. Garrett is married to Patricia, and they have three children. Garrett is a member of Westport Road Baptist Church.


The Problem of the Old Testament: Hermeneutical, Schematic, and Theological Approaches (IVP Academic, 2020)

40 Days in 1 Samuel (B&H Books, 2020)

Shepherd’s Notes: Proverbs: When You Need a Guide Through the Scriptures / The Most Concise and Accurate Way to Grasp the Essentials (Holman Reference, 2017)

Song of Songs and Lamentations, Volume 23B (Zondervan Academic, 2016)

A Commentary on Exodus (Kregel Academic, 2013)

A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew Workbook (B&H Academic, 2009)

Amos: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (Baylor University Press, 2008)

A Modern Grammar for Classical Hebrew (B&H Academic, 2002)

Hosea, Joel: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (Volume 19), Co-authored by Paul Ferris (Holman Reference, 1997)

Angels and the New Spirituality (B&H Books, 1995)

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (Volume 14) (Holman Reference, 1993)

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