Azusa Pacific University, B.A.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A.
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, Director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages, and Academic Dean for the Jackson, Memphis and Brazil campuses. Miles has strong commitment to and passion for teaching students the Bible in its original languages and has published extensively in the area of Hebrew and Aramaic language instruction, as well as biblical theology. 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. Miles is also a competitive CrossFit athlete. He and his wife Laurie have been married for almost 30 years (rock solid and white hot!) and they have four fantastic children.



  • Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Grammar. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001, 2011, 2019
  • Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Workbook. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001, 2011, 2019
  • The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003, 2019.
  • Old Testament Hebrew Vocabulary Cards. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005, 2019
  • Zondervan Get an A! Study Guides: Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005, 2019.
  • Basics of Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary Audio. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006, 2019
  • Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.
  • Biblical Hebrew Charts, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.
  • English Grammar to Ace Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.
  • Basics of Biblical Aramaic: A Complete Grammar, Annotated Reader, and Lexicon. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.
  • Biblical Hebrew: A Compact Guide. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.
  • Basics of Biblical Hebrew Complete Video Lectures. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012, 2019
  • Basics of Biblical Aramaic Complete Video Lectures. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.
  • Judges: A 12-Week Study (Knowing the Bible). Wheaton: Crossway, 2018.
  • Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary in Context. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018.


  • A Biblical Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised. Wheaton: Crossway, 2016.
  • Co-editor with Dane Ortlund, Short Studies in Biblical Theology (Crossway, 2014–present)
  • Associate Editor, Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament (Zondervan, 2012–present)