College of William and Mary, B.A.
Reformed Theological Seminary, MDiv
The Catholic University of America, MA, Ph.D.

About Dr. Redd

Dr. Scott Redd is the president and Stephen B. Elmer Professor of Old Testament at the Washington, D.C. campus, and the executive director of the New York 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, M.D., 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.


  • “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,” A 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).
  • The Wholeness Imperative: How Christ Unifies Our Desires, Identity and Impact in the World (Christian Focus, 2018).