Dr. Scott Redd is the president and an associate professor of Old Testament at the Washington, D.C., campus of Reformed Theological Seminary.
Scott began his career at the Burson-Marsteller office in downtown Washington, D.C., where he was involved in media consultation for multiple national and international corporate clients. He decided to leave the business world to pursue a Master of Divinity at RTS in Orlando, Fla., and then went on to complete his doctoral dissertation in the Department of Semitic Language and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America. During his doctoral studies, he taught at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Md., and ministered at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, N.C.
In 2009, Scott came back to his alma mater to join on the faculty of RTS Orlando, where he also served as Dean of Students, before moving to Washington, D.C., in 2012. Scott has also taught at Catholic University of America, the Augustine Theological Institute in Malta, the International Training Institute in the Mediterranean basin, and for Third Millennium Ministries.
Scott's interests include literary approaches to the Bible, linguistics and the biblical languages, ancient Near Eastern backgrounds to Scripture, and Old Testament theology. He cares deeply about the teaching of Scripture and its application to all situations in life, particularly in the context of a learning and worshiping community. Due to this interest, he continually finds himself drawn to the learning community of the seminary as well as that of the church.
Scott is married to the love of his life, Jennifer, and together they have five daughters.
Articles, Chapters and Conference Papers
- “Constituent Postponement in Biblical Hebrew Verse” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, Calif. November 2014).
- “Saying it Anew: Strange-Making as a Pedagogical Device,” For the World (edited by J.S. Holcomb and G. Lucke; Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2015).
- “Subject-Postponement and Information Structure in Biblical Hebrew Verse” (paper presented at annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Ga., November, 2015).
- “Deuteronomy,” An Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised (edited by Miles V. Pelt; Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2016).
- “Familiarity and Constituent Order: Strange-Making as a Poetic Device” to be published in May You Favor the Work of His Hands: Essays in Memory of M. O’Connor (edited by P.T. Daniels, E.L. Greenstein, J. Huehnergard, M. Leson, and P.C. Schmitz; Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, upcoming).
Selected Non-Academic Writing
- "The Bible Museum and the Importance of Appreciating Religious Textual History," The Washington Post, August 14, 2012.
- "Presidential debate: Foreign policies of Obama, Romney miss the meaning of ‘peace on earth’" The Washington Post, October 23, 2012.
- “Christ is Not Just Another Theme in the Old Testament,” The Gospel Coalition, April 3, 2013.
- “Five Lessons about Sin from AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’” The Washington Post, September 30, 2013.
- “Where to Find Real Simplicity” The Gospel Coalition, May 14, 2014.
- “What This Summer Taught Us About Humanity,” onfaith, September 5, 2014.
- “The Wandering Gospel,” Leadership Journal, September 2014.
- “The Right Balance,” Tabletalk, February 2015.
- “The Ecumenism of Pope Francis,” First Things, September 2015.
- “D.C. is about to vote on physician-assisted death. Here’s why it’s dangerous.” The Washington Post, October 4, 2016.
- “What Should We Remember?” Tabletalk, December 2016
Scott also regularly blogs at christwardcollective.org and sunergoi.com.