Azusa Pacific University, B.A.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, MA
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ph.D.

About Dr. Van Pelt

Miles V. Van Pelt, Ph.D. is the Alan Hayes Belcher, Jr. Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages and Director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages since 2003. Miles has a passion for teaching the Bible to students in its original languages and has published extensively in the areas of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek language instruction, as well as biblical theology and exegesis. At the RTS campus in Jackson, Miles teaches Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew Exegesis, Joshua-Esther, and courses on the books of Judges and The Song of Songs along with various other elective courses (Septuagint, Old Testament Textual Criticism, Akkadian). Miles is also an enthusiastic CrossFit athlete. He and his wife Laurie have been married for over 30 years and they have four fantastic children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and two amazing grandsons.